Black vulture

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Black vulture
Coragyps atratus brasiliensis in Panama
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Aves
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Cathartidae
Genus: Coragyps
Binomial name
Coragyps atratus
Distribution map of the black vulture

The black vulture (Coragyps atratus), also known as the American black vulture, is a bird in the New World vulture family.

Its range is from the southeastern United States to Central Chile and Uruguay in South America. It is a common and widespread species, but less so than 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.