The American Black Vulture, Coragyps atratus, also known just as the Black Vulture, is fairly large bird of prey, measuring 56 to 74 centimetres in length and with a wingspan of up to 1.67 metres. Its normal range is from the southeastern United States down to Central Chile and Uruguay.
The Black Vulture is a scavenger and mainly feeds on carrion, although it will also eat eggs or kill newborn animals on occasion. In populated areas it can often be found feeding at rubbish dumps.
Its plumage is primarily glossy black. The head and neck are featherless and the skin is dark grey and very wrinkled. The legs are grey-white. The Black Vulture is actually flat footed.
Species: C. atratus