Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: New World Vultures :: Black Vulture

Black Vulture Coragyps atratus

Described by: Bechstein (1793)
Alternate common name(s): American Black Vulture
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Armleder Park, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA - Apr 24, 2006 © William Hull  Santa Lucia, Intibuca Departamento, Honduras - Oct 15, 2001 © William Hull  Miami Whitewater County Park, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA - Jul 31, 2005 © William Hull  Tortuguero, Limon, Costa Rica - Oct 28, 2003 © William Hull  La Selva Lodge, Ecuador - Feb 25, 2004 © William Hull 
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Sw. and se. United States, Central America to s. South America;
(1) W. and s. United States n. to s. Arizona, w. Texas, e. Oklahoma, e. Kansas, Missouri, s. Illinois, s. Indiana, c. Ohio, sc. Pennsylvania and New Jersey and n. Mexico (Chihuahua).
(2) C. Mexico to Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Margarita Is., Trinidad, Guyana, Surinam, Guiana to Peru and Brazil (Bahia (Chapada Diamantina)).
(3) Ecuador to c. Chile and s. Argentina (Rio Negro and Patagonia).
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer: s. ARZ, w. TEX (Big Bend) to c. TEX, e. OKA, c. and e. ARK, LOU, MIS, ex. se. MOU, s. ILL, s. IND, sw. OHO, KTY, TEN, ALA, GEO, FLA, SCA, NCA, ex. e. WVA, VIR, e. MYD, DEL, ex. se. PEN;
Winter: s. ARZ, w. TEX (Big Bend) to c. TEX, s. ARK, LOU, MIS, ALA, s. TEN, GEO, FLA, SCA, NCA, VIR, e. MYD, DEL, ex. se. PEN.


Santa Lucia, Intibuca Departamento, Honduras - Oct 7, 2001 Source: William Hull
Description: None

Coba, Quintana Roo, Mexico - Mar 7, 2002 Source: William Hull
Description: Bird is soaring.


No sounds are available for this species


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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