Other Names: turkey buzzard, John crow, carrion crow
Distribution: permanent resident in the southern United States through Mexico; summer resident throughout the United States.
Size: 65-80 cm in length with a 140-170 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Generally black overall. In flight, the long wings are held upward in a wide, shallow V; the flight feathers are silvery below. The tail is long and the head is small, bare, and reddish; gray in juveniles. The beak and legs are yellow and the eyes are black.