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Birdwatching in North America - Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus), American Black Vulture, Mexican vulture, zopilote, urubu, gallinazo


The Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus), also known as the American Black Vulture, Mexican vulture, zopilote, urubu, or gallinazo, is a bird in the New World vulture family whose range extends from the northeastern United States to PerĂº, Central Chile and Uruguay in South America.

Although a common and widespread species, it has a somewhat more restricted distribution than its compatriot, the turkey vulture, which breeds well into Canada and all the way south to Tierra del Fuego. It is the only extant member of the genus Coragyps, which is in the family Cathartidae.

Despite the similar name and appearance, this species is unrelated to the Eurasian Black Vulture, an Old World vulture, of the family Accipitridae (which includes raptors like the eagles, hawks, kites, and harriers).

For ease of locating animal corpses (their main source of sustenance), Black Vultures tend to inhabit relatively open areas with scattered trees, such as chaparral, in addition to subtropical forested areas and parts of the Brazilian pantanal.

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Range map from www.oiseaux.net

Range map
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Female / Male



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Conservation status
Conservation status
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)



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Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 31 March 2023
Location: Main Road to Flamingo Visitor Centre, Everglades National Park, Florida USA


Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus), American Black Vulture, Mexican vulture, zopilote, urubu, gallinazo
American Black Vulture
31 March 2023 - Main Road to Flamingo Visitor Centre, Everglades National Park, Florida USA

Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus), American Black Vulture, Mexican vulture, zopilote, urubu, gallinazo
American Black Vulture
31 March 2023 - Main Road to Flamingo Visitor Centre, Everglades National Park, Florida USA

Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus), American Black Vulture, Mexican vulture, zopilote, urubu, gallinazo
American Black Vulture
31 March 2023 - Flamingo Marina, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus), American Black Vulture, Mexican vulture, zopilote, urubu, gallinazo
American Black Vulture
31 March 2023 - Flamingo Marina, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus), American Black Vulture, Mexican vulture, zopilote, urubu, gallinazo
American Black Vulture
2 April 2023 - Big Cypress National Preserve--Turner River Rd. & Upper Wagonwheel Rd, Florida, USA

Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus), American Black Vulture, Mexican vulture, zopilote, urubu, gallinazo
American Black Vulture
2 April 2023 - Big Cypress National Preserve--Turner River Rd. & Upper Wagonwheel Rd, Florida, USA

Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus), American Black Vulture, Mexican vulture, zopilote, urubu, gallinazo
American Black Vulture
3 April 2023 - Main Road to Flamingo Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus), American Black Vulture, Mexican vulture, zopilote, urubu, gallinazo
American Black Vulture
3 April 2023 - Main Road to Flamingo Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA

Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus), American Black Vulture, Mexican vulture, zopilote, urubu, gallinazo
American Black Vulture
3 April 2023 - Main Road to Flamingo Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA



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