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Black vulture

Coragyps atratus

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Sam5
Sam5 9 years ago

I work with birds of prey and especially enjoy vultures. This one was tons of fun to watch

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Wow... You did good observation... must seeing them long time.. Good info..!!

Sam5
Sam5 9 years ago

Juvenile stage of the black vulture has a creamy white colored fuzz. The last adult feathers are the ones around the neck bordering the bald/skin head. Turkey vulture juveniles have a yellow fuzz and the red head is grayish until mature. This bird is an adult and had just finished playing with an over ripe orange. All vultures ate incredibly smart and curious, but of the new world vultures black vultures seem to be more brazen and les spooked by human activities around them

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Oh..is it at Juvenile stage...?
I never see a Vulture landed when its not feeding on....!!

Sam5
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Sam5

Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 30, 2011
Submitted on Apr 30, 2011

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