Black vulture - a face only a mother could love
Kind of interesting to see vultures up close. Many people think that they are ugly but apparently vultures mostly lack feathers on their heads (or as you can see here - they have them but they are very thin and hair-like) to avoid having them get fouled with blood when they insert their heads into cadavers.
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 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. Despite the similar name and appearance, this species is unrelated to the Eurasian Black Vulture. The latter.. more