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.
I read that in the United States the American Black Vulture is legally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.
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25 thoughts on “American Black Vulture”
we get both turkey and black vultures here. i like them both.
Good evening Tex,
We get the Turkey Vultures too, I see them more often than the Black Vultures. They are incredible creatures.
A few months ago we saw vultures at a beach in California. I don’t know what kind they were..
I think California has a lot of Condor Vultures, they are really huge birds. They are also protected.
Oh Michael–I love the buzzard!!! Aunt Martha is here visiting and tells me that I may indeed share the recipe for the cranberry kumquats—I’ll email soon 🙂
Good morning Julie! I love the large birds, Black Vultures, Turkey Vultures, Hawks, Falcons, ..they make great pictures if you can get them. Tell Aunt Martha thank you, I can’t wait to give it a try! 🙂
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. 🙂
These birds do not meet in my area 🙂
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I believe the Black Vultures live in South America and lower southeast of North America. In our area it is rare to see them.
They look a bit prehistoric.
yep, I agree with you on that!
Such a beautiful wild bird
Not a bird I see around where I live – in East London! Except in the zoo.
They look like they are from another time… Vultures are sadly extinct in many countries .. Glad they are doing well in the US . Such regal birds.
From the neck and face up they look prehistoric!
Funny, I used to think these birds were a bit scary, but now I think they’re quite beautiful! Maybe it’s looking through the photographer’s lens that made the difference:) Happy New Year in a few days, Michael!
I think they are pretty neat looking!
I sure hope you and your family had a great Christmas! Happy New Year to you too!
Great spotting! I’ve only seen the turkey vultures around here.
Hope you and yours had a merry and blessed Christmas. Wishing you all the best in 2014!
thank you Lindy! I love all your snow pictures. We had a great Christmas, I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year! Only a couple more days now.
Awesome shots! They are neat looking birds. I haven’t ever seen any close up before so I enjoyed your photos 🙂
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
PS – Your oval cutting boards are gorgeous!
Thank you Tammy! I think from the neck up they are neat looking. Christmas was great! 🙂
They are really cool!
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! 🙂