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Purchase / Licensing / Usage Rights (Image #216.24a)

An American Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) trying to warm up on a cold February morning by spreading his wings toward the rising sun. Other common names include Black Vulture or Carrion Crow; sometimes incorrectly called a Black Buzzard.

This image was taken at the Bay Area Park in Clear Lake, Texas.

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Falconiformes
  • Family: Cathartidae
  • Genus: Coragyps
  • Species: Coragyps atratus