Black Vulture

Other Names: American Black Vulture

Distribution: southeastern United States south to Argentina.

Black Vulture distribution range map

Description:

Size: 56-68 cm in length with a 140-170 cm wingspan.

Plumage:  Black overall, with a white patch near each wing tip that is conspicuous in flight. The head is bare and grayish, while the legs, beak, and eyes are black.

 
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Black Vulture

Black Vulture

Bill Shape
hooked
thick billed
Regions
alabama
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
nebraska
new brunswick
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
vermont
virginia
west virginia
wisconsin
yukon
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
crown
head
streaks
Sounds
staccato
harsh song
high
Location
ground dwelling
low perching
north in summer
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
aerial
agricultural
cliffs or boulders
fields
Deserts
Forests
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
sheen
black
brown
Body Shape
hawk
Size
large
small
Order
birds of prey, raptors - falconiformes
vultures or condors (new world) - cathartidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species