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American Black Vulture

Coragyps atratus


This is a relatively small vulture with a wingspan of about 1.5 meters (5 feet). Its plumage is black, the head/face is featherless and black. The bill is powerfully built and has a hook.


It inhabits relatively open areas of scrub, grasslands and open forests from the southeastern United States and south into South America. It often is found feeding at garbage dumps.

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Gordon Dietzman
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Gordon Dietzman

Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 27, 2008
Submitted on Jun 1, 2011

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