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Black Vulture
Coragyps atratus (Bechstein, 1793)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Accipitriformes »  family Cathartidae - New World vultures »  genus Coragyps - American Black Vultures

Scientific synonyms

Vultur atratus Bechstein, 1793 o
Catharista atrata (Bechstein, 1793)

Other names

= American Black Vulture

Least Concern LC


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Coragyps atratus atratus (Bechstein, 1793) - Northern Black Vulture
subspecies Coragyps atratus brasiliensis (Bonaparte, 1850) - Tropical Black Vulture

Coragyps atratus brasiliensis

subspecies Coragyps atratus foetens (Lichtenstein, 1817) - Southern Black Vulture

Links and literature

EN AOU Checklist of North and Middle American Birds 2013 [], North American Classification Committee (NACC) [as Coragyps atratus]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Bird Life 3 [22697624]

Bird Life [] [as Coragyps atratus (Bechstein, 1783)]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2018
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [22697624]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Coragyps atratus (Bechstein, 1783)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Gill F., Donsker D. & Rasmussen P. (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [] [as Coragyps atratus (Bechstein, 1793)]
Data retrieved on: 3 December 2021
EN Remsen J. V. Jr., Cadena C. D., Jaramillo A., Nores M., Pacheco J. F., Pérez-Emán J., Robbins M. B., Stiles F. G., Stotz D. F. and Zimmer K. J. (2002-2013): Classification of the bird species of South America 17 March 2013 [], American Ornithologists' Union [as Coragyps atratus]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN del Hoyo J., Elliott A., Sargatal J., Christie D.A. & de Juana E. (eds.).: Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [], Lynx Edicions, Barcelona [as Coragyps atratus Bechstein, 1793]
Data retrieved on: 27 November 2018
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Coragyps atratus (Bechstein, 1793)]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7, Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Coragyps atratus]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013
Fenneman J. (2007): British Columbia Bird Checklist [as Coragyps atratus]
Data retrieved on: 25 January 2009

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