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.
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.