February 20, 2013

A Black Vulture


I saw this guy sitting by the lake and thought he was a turkey vulture until later when I zoomed in on the picture. If he was a turkey vulture, his face would be red.

Instead of flying away, he actually hopped off into the woods. I hope he was just tired and not injured.

The black vulture's Latin name is Coragyps atratus.

9 comments:

  1. This is the first Black vulture I have seen. Not a pretty thing are they.

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  2. oh great shot! i hope too that he was just being lazy!

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  3. Both of these are wonderful portraits of the black vulture.

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  4. I've only seen the ones with red faces. I've never seen the black ones before. Great shot!

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  5. nice job capturing this 'handsome' one. :) i do think they're lovely, actually.

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  6. We were in South Carolina over Christmas and saw quite a few vultures. Interesting, but not exactly endearing.

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  7. ALmost was thinking cormorant, until I saw the face, which is as unattractive, but well presented in your shots.

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  8. You got a couple of very nice shots of him!

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