Saturday, April 21, 2018

Black Vulture

Black Vultures are found in the eastern and extreme southeastern United States, south though much of South America. This Black Vulture sunned itself on the morning of 14 July 2017 at the Laguna del Lagarto Lodge, Costa Rica. Unlike Turkey Vultures, Black Vultures do not locate carrion by smell. They rely on their eyesight. Often they will follow Turkey Vultures to carcasses, where they are able to displace the Turkey Vultures. Clearly sunning dries and warms vultures. Sunning may also kill bacteria acquired while the vulture feeds on carrion.

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