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Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) A Black Vulture I saw while taking some photos yesterday. This specimen was on a light pole and the photo was taken at a rather odd angle. Where I'm from, people always refer to vultures, both the Turkey Vulture and Black Vulture as Corbeaux, however, people in my country also think any high flying bird is a vulture.  Animalia,Animals,Aves,Birds,Black Vulture,Black vulture,Caribbean,Coragyps atratus,Trinidad and Tobago Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)

A Black Vulture I saw while taking some photos yesterday. This specimen was on a light pole and the photo was taken at a rather odd angle. Where I'm from, people always refer to vultures, both the Turkey Vulture and Black Vulture as Corbeaux, however, people in my country also think any high flying bird is a vulture.

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  1. What a beauty! I LOVE vultures! Around here, people think that vultures (and any other high flying birds) are eagles, lol. Posted one month ago
  2. It sure is Christine! Vultures do so much for us such as they feed on animal carcasses which decreases the chance of diseases spreading yet they are regarded as "filthy" in so many places. Posted 29 days ago, modified 29 days ago
    1. Yes! They don't get the respect that they have earned! Posted 29 days ago
  3. Sun over your shoulder Wesley. Beautiful lighting. Posted 29 days ago
    1. Thank you Niel! When I'm not rushing I always try to obey the rules of wildlife photography, as this vulture was on a light pole it was a relatively simple shot, however, the sun was a bit harsh and there was almost zero cloud cover in the area. Posted 29 days ago
  4. Nice work As usual,Wesley. Posted 29 days ago
    1. Thank you so much Ernst! Posted 29 days ago

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The black vulture, also known as the American black vulture, is a bird in the New World vulture family whose range extends from the southeastern 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.

Similar species: New World Vultures
Species identified by Wesley Goorachan
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By Wesley Goorachan

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Uploaded May 15, 2021. Captured May 14, 2021 16:49.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/6.3
  • 1/790s
  • ISO640
  • 600mm