Open Daily
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Black Vulture

Black Vulture Coragyps atratus

Anyone who’s been to Brevard Zoo is very familiar with this bird!

Origin Icon

ORIGIN:
Central United States to South America

Habitat Icon

HABITAT:
Open fields, lowlands and urban areas

Height/Weight Icon

HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
4-6 lbs
Height: 1-2 ft

Diet Icon

DIET:
Decaying animal and plant matter

Predators Icon

PREDATORS:
Jaguars, mountain lions and raccoons

Natural Defenses Icon

NATURAL DEFENSES:
Regurgitate food for easier takeoff when startled

Reproduction Icon

REPRODUCTION:
35-day incubation

Threats Icon

THREATS:
None

Life Expectancy Icon

LIFE EXPECTANCY:
25 yrs in wild

GALLERY

X
X