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Black Vulture

Coragyps atratus


This black vulture was spotted sitting in a large sea grape. The black vulture is a large bird of prey with black feathers. The head is bare and the skin a dark gray. While generally regarded as a scavenger, black vultures can kill young or injured mammals. This vulture hunts by sight rather than smell. It also follows vultures that hunt by smell to carrion.


Spotted in a local bird sanctuary. The black vulture prefers open habitats of various types.


The black vulture is protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in the USA.

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Largo, Florida, USA

Spotted on Oct 17, 2011
Submitted on Oct 18, 2011

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