Black Vulture

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This black vulture was found on a fence post on the side of the road near Chapel Hill around midday.

Taxonomy

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Accipitriformes

Family: Cathartidae

Fun Fact!

According to All About Birds, “in the U.S., Black Vultures are outnumbered by their red-headed relatives, Turkey Vultures, but they have a huge range and are the most numerous vulture in the Western Hemisphere.” (http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black_Vulture/lifehistory)

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