Wednesday, August 11, 2021

A creepy bird?

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The Black vulture

The black vulture, also known as the American black vulture, is a bird in the New World vulture family whose range extends from the northeastern United States to Peru, 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 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 in the family Accipitridae. It inhabits relatively open areas which provide scattered forests or shrublands. With a wingspan of 1.5 m, the black vulture is a large bird though relatively small for a vulture. It has black plumage, a featherless, grayish-black head and neck, and a short, hooked beak.


 Nope! They aren't what you think they are!!!








  1. Thanks. most films, etc. depict vultures as evil, vicious, nasty, as the hyenas of the bird world - it appears nothing could be further from the truth. I don't think the "Dark Crystal" (Skeksis ) helped very much, either.

    1. I love having them roost in our trees at night - watching them circle and circle and then glide in and land is fascinating to watch! :o)