The Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) can be found from the southeastern United States to South America.

It has black plumage, a featherless, grayish-black head and neck, and a short, hooked beak. The Black Vulture is a scavenger and feeds on carrion, but will also eat eggs or kill newborn animals. In areas populated by humans, it also feeds at garbage dumps.

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) at Laluni Access Road, Guyana (Photo by Kester Clarke www.kesterclarke.net)

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