Black Vulture

Coragyps atratus

Order

FALCONIFORMES

Family

Vultures (Cathartidae)

Code 4

BLVU

Code 6

CORATR

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HEAD

Black Vulture Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head Pattern: Plain, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Gray wrinkled skin.
  • Forehead Color: Gray wrinkled skin.
  • Nape Color: Gray wrinkled skin.
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Black Vulture Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 58-69 cm (23-27 in)
  • Weight: 2177 g (76.8 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Black
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Black Vulture Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Soars on thermals., Several quick deep wing beats followed by a glide.
  • Wingspan Range: 137-152 cm (54-60 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail Shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Gray
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