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American Black Vulture

Coragyps atratus


The Black Vulture is a fairly large bird of prey, measuring 56-68 centimeters (22-27 in) in length, with a 1.37-1.67 meter (4.5-5.5 ft) wingspan. Weight for Black Vultures from North America and the Andes ranges from 1.6 to 2.75 kilograms (3.5-6 lb) but in the smaller vultures of the tropical lowlands it is 1.18-1.94 kg (2.6-4.3 lbs).


Its range includes the southern United States, Mexico, Central America and most of South America. It is usually a permanent resident throughout its range,

2 Species ID Suggestions

Saarbrigger 10 years ago
American Black Vulture
Coragyps atratus Black Vulture
Colt 10 years ago
Black Vulture
Coragyps atratus F: Cathartidae

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alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Unusually good. I have taken many vulture pictures, but have not gotten any I would put on noah It sounds like Nicholas has read "Animalia"!

Nicholas4 10 years ago

Great gruesome guy grabbing grub!! Haha
Very nice

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Puebla, Puebla, Mexico

Spotted on Jul 17, 2011
Submitted on Jul 18, 2011

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