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The smallest and most sociable of our two vultures,the Black Vulture often roosts with other vultures. A naked black head, short tail and light grey wing tips make identification easy. Unlike the Turkey Vulture, the Black Vulture flies with its wings straight out to the side. Vultures, usually silent, will occasionally grunt or hiss when feeding or nesting. Vultures lack feathers on their head and legs, a useful adaptation that keeps carrion feeding insects away.

Latin Name: Coragyps Atratus

Habitat:Pine flatwoods, Oak Hammock

Diet: carrion, occasional small live mammals