Black Vulture
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General description.

The Black Vulture, though similar in appearance to the Turkey Vulture, is much more social. It is usually found in large groups searching for food. The Black Vulture eats mostly carrion and so is often seen anywhere that an animal has died. This bird is very common. There has been so expansion of its range to the Northeast. However, populations in the Southeast have declined to due lack of safe nesting habitat. The Black Vulture nests in a variety of places. They will nests in birdhouses if they are available.

Flight pattern.


Breeding habits.


Calls or song.

Usually silent.

Population and distribution.


Nesting habits.

The Black Vulture nests under logs, on stumps, on cliffs, and on buildings and lays 2 grayish eggs in March and April.
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