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