Order: Cathartiformes | Family: Cathartidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Villa Marshes, Lima
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown |Loc. Tingo Maria, Peru
Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southern Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Status: The Black Vulture is widespread and common in the Amazonian lowlands and in western Peru. Absent in the southern coastal lowlands south of Ica. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, Ch.
Name in Spanish: Gallinazo de Cabeza Negra.
Sub-species: Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) (Bechstein, 1793).
Meaning of Name: Coragyps: Gr. Korax= crow; and gyps= vulture, buzzard; atratus: L. atratus= dressed in black, black. A vulture or buzzard of black color.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 11/09/2014.