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American black vulture

(Coragyps atratus)

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Description

The Black-headed Urubu ( Coragyps atratus ( Bechstein,1793 ) ) is a scavenger bird of the Cathartidae family,belonging to the group of "vultures of the New World".It is the only species of the genus Coragyps.The black-headed Urubu,like the other species of Urubu,has a hairless head and neck,with wrinkled skin.The remaining plumage is dark brown tending to black.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Accipitriformes
Family:Cathartidae
Genus:Coragyps
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