Birds of Colombia

    ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae (New World Vultures)  
Genus: Coragyps (1 species, 1 worldwide)


Black Vulture
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Florida, United States  
   

Often abundant. Often the most common soarer. Uses vision and not scent to find carrion. Can survive on garbage and other items such as palm dates.
In flight, showing distinctive white in primary wing feathers.


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