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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Black Vulture

Beauty Of Animal | Black Vulture | Black Eagle (Coragyps atratus), also known as the American Black Eagle is a bird in the family and the world, whose range extends from New Eagle southeastern United States to Central Chile and Uruguay in South America. Although common and widespread species, has to some extent the distribution is more restrictive than his compatriot, the Turkey vulture, which generates as well as in Canada and south to Tierra del Fuego. Despite the similar name, appearance, and this species is not related to the Asian black eagle.

This latter type is the old world vulture hawks in the family (which includes eagles, hawks, kites and harriers), while the species is the American eagle the New World. Which is the only member present in Coragyps sex, which is in Cathartidae family. They inhabit relatively open areas which provide scattered forests or shrublands. with a wingspan of 1.5 meters (5 feet) of the Black Eagle is a large bird, although it is relatively small for an eagle. His black plumage, a featherless, gray, black head and neck, and short, hooked beak.Black Eagle is a scavenger and feeds on carrion, but will also eat eggs or kill newborn animals. In areas inhabited by humans, and it feeds also in landfills.

Find meals using either sight or keen on following the other (New World) vultures, which have a strong sense of smell. Lack the pan flute - audio device in the vocalizations of birds only grunts or low hisses.and lay their eggs in caves or hollow trees or on the bare ground, raise chickens generally two a year, which feeds by regurgitation. In the United States, the eagle has legal protection under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. This eagle also appeared in the Maya manuscripts.

 Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Chordata
Class:     Aves
Order:     Incertae sedis (disputed)
Family:     Cathartidae
Genus:     Coragyps
Saint-Hilaire, 1853
Species:     C. atratus

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