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Black Vulture

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Black Vulture standing on a wooden beam
Black Vulture standing on a wooden beam looking to the right

Black Vulture

Vultures have a very keen sense of smell and feed mainly on animal carcasses, but will also eat small prey such as rodents, insects, lizards and smaller birds. When food is available they feed heavily, however they can go for days without if need be.

The Black Vulture is not as common as his relative the Turkey Vulture. Black Vultures are more aggressive than Turkey Vultures. They sometimes follow around Turkey Vultures and when the Turkey Vulture finds himself a meal the Black Vulture will claim it as his own.

Black Vulture standing on a wooden beam in a yard

Black Vulture

Wide View of a Black Vulture on top of a fence post

Black Vulture

Wide View of a Black Vulture on top of a fence post overlooking a field

Black Vulture

Two Black Vultures perched on fence posts over looking a field

Black Vultures

Close Up - Black Vulture sitting on top of a wooden fence post

Black Vulture

Right Profile - Black Vulture sitting on top of a fence post

Black Vulture

Right Profile - Black Vulture sitting on top of a fence post looking towards the camera

Black Vulture

Black Vulture sitting on top of a fence post across from another tree

Black Vulture

Black Vulture calmly waits for its prey

Black Vulture

Black Vulture calmly waits on a fence post

Black Vulture

Black Vultue preparing to fly away

Black Vulture

Black Vulture not leaving the tree stomp

Black Vulture

Black Vulture sitting on fence post looking into the distance

Black Vulture

Black Vulture feathers are fluffing up

Black Vulture

Black Vulture feathers are fluffing up and its looking to the right

Black Vulture

Backside of a Black Vulture looking to the right

Black Vulture

Black Vulture siting on a wooden post looking to the left

Black Vulture

Close Up - flock of Six Black Vultures sitting on top of the barn

Flock of Black Vultures hanging out on the roof of a horses run-in shelter

Backside of Black Vultures sitting on a barn with lots of geese in the background

Flock of Black Vultures hanging out on the roof of a horses run-in shelter, notice the geese in the background

Two Vultures sitting on a rusty metal bar

A couple of vultures spotted overlooking some farm animals. I do not believe they are Black Vultures as they have less feathering on their heads, but they are some type of vulture.

Birds in the Wild