Thursday, January 19, 2017

Black Vulture

Black Vulture
 Black Vultures are one of two vulture species found in North America. In the U.S. they range primarily in the southeast, although their range extends down through Mexico, Central America and through most of South America. Black Vultures do not have the olfactory sensitivity of Turkey Vultures so they often find food by following their cousins. Since the Black Vulture is smaller they have a hard time taking food from the larger Turkey Vulture but since they are more communal, than their cousins, they often make up for their lack in size with force of numbers.   


Lea said...

That is a really good photo!
They are not as ugly looking as the Turkey Vultures that are more common here, though I have seen a few Black Vultures, too.
Have a wonderful day!

Melody said...

Wonderful choice for B with gorgeous photo, what a treat

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A Colorful World said...

Very cool shot!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

They are handsome creatures. The turkey vultures roam in our area. I think they're handsome too, mixed with a little eccentric look.

Trubes said...

Quite a beaut !
(Da vulture)...
I don't care much for their life style though !
Great shot.
best wishes,
ABCW team.

Black Jack's Carol said...

We need Vultures and it was very interesting to learn of the differences between your Black Vultures and our (BC, Canada) Turkey Vultures. Outstanding photograph too!!

Roger Owen Green said...

interesting looking creature
rog, abcw

Deepa said...

I for some reason do not like vultures

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