|Coragyps atratus brasiliensis in Panama|
|Distribution map of the Black Vulture.|
Cathartidarum Winge, 1888
The Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus), 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.