Black Vulture

(Coragyps atratus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Rare stray in Minnesota

Habitat

Forest openings

Size

22 to 29 in length

52 to 66 wingspan


Identification

The head is gray. Seen only in flight, the underside of the wings are black with a large silvery patch at the base of the feathers at the tip (the primaries).

 
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Group Name
A group of vultures is called a “committee”.


Taxonomy

Order:

Falconiformes/Cathartiformes (diurnal birds of prey)

 

Family:

Cathartidae (New World vultures and condors)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Andean Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus foetens)

North American Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus atratus)

Southern American Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus brasiliensis)

 
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  Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Bill Keim
 
   
     
  Black Vulture
Henryr10
 
   
     
  Black Vulture
JMC Nature Photos
 
   

 

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  Black Vulture - crashes picnic
CTnaturalist
 
   
 
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Published on Oct 14, 2011

@ 00:14 - CORRECTION TO VIDEO! Black vultures use sight to primarily locate food or follow turkey vultures, which have a better sense of smell.

An American Black Vulture perches on a rooftop during a summer picnic, hoping to get a free meal.

 
     
  Black Vulture vs. Turkey Vulture - Who Will Win?
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Published on Jan 29, 2017

Black Vulture vs. Turkey Vulture

The hierarchy at the urban carrion/kill site.

In the southern states of the U.S., the vultures’ territories overlap and conflict inevitable rises. Who dominates?

The black vulture (Coragyps atratus) is also known as the American black vulture.

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The turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), is also known as a turkey buzzard (or just buzzard), John crow, or carrion crow.

Decay by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fcreativecommons.org%2Flicenses%2Fby%2F4.0%2F&redir_token=-nbiezNRUw7m3KT_12SfyC7tCMl8MTUwNTA1NTQ4N0AxNTA0OTY5MDg3)

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Artist: http://incompetech.com/

 
     
  Black Vultures
Lori Oberhofer
 
   
 
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Published on Jan 21, 2015

1/20/2015 1145 hrs.

Everglades National Park, Royal Palm parking area.

This video is Public Domain.

Lori Oberhofer, Everglades National Park.

 
     
  American Black Vultures often called Buzzard
pwalpar
 
   
 
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Published on May 3, 2016

American Black Vultures in my front yard at Griffin GA I know they are not A buzzard but are always referred to by many as Buzzards

 
     
  Close Encounter with a Black Vulture
thetopseven
 
   
 
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Published on Jul 12, 2011

Jeff and Kent come face to face with a Black Vulture in Florida. We don't have those in Alberta, Canada

www.thetop7.net

 
     

 

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Paula Mullin
9/5/2017

Location: Prior Lake

We had an American Black Vulture perch on our deck rail in Prior Lake on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.  This was not a turkey vulture because the head was all black and wing tips were gray.  Have you heard of other sightings in the area?

 
John Valo
9/8/2017

According to the Minnesota Ornathological Union (MOU) occurrence map, Black Vulture is a rare stray to Minnesota. Only six sightings (or sightings at only six locations) have been documented by the MOU.


     
     
 

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