Black Vulture Coragyps atratus

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

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ORIGIN:
Central United States to South America

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HABITAT:
Open fields, lowlands and urban areas

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

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DIET:
Decaying animal and plant matter

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PREDATORS:
Jaguars, mountain lions and raccoons

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Regurgitate food for easier takeoff when startled

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REPRODUCTION:
35-day incubation

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
25 yrs in wild

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8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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