American Black Vulture

american black vulture

I rarely see the American Black Vultures but today I spotted five sitting in several trees about 20 feet from each other. The American Black Vultures are scavengers and like to feed on carrion. I didn’t find anything dead so maybe they were just resting.

american black vulture

I read that in the United States the American Black Vulture is legally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.

american black vulture in tree

black vulture

black vulture

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25 thoughts on “American Black Vulture

  1. I don’t know about where you are but the severe drought we’ve had for over 5 years now and the loss of habitats has driven vultures and hawks deep into our city. We had a little more rain this fall and I’ve not seen any in a while, but I expect this is a scenario that is happening in many places. Blessings, Natalie 🙂

    • That’s not good, I hate to see these large birds in the city or at the dumps. We have had more rain this year than I can ever remember. We’ve had over 66 inches, way above our average. I hope the rain fall increase for you. 🙂

  2. First have to say thank you for stopping by my blog today. I had the photos posted of the vultures too. Your shots are lovely, and I think though that they are a bit different than the ones i photographed this past weekend. Their faces have a different design. These really are quite interesting birds! Great capture

    • Hi Jeanne, glad you had a chance to stop by and see my couple pictures of the Black Vultures. They are very different than the turkey vultures that you photographed. They are smaller too. Thank you for leaving a comment! 🙂

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