IWRC Raptor ID Series
Black Vulture Characteristics
white quills on outer primaries forming
white panel
narrow bill
yellowish brown tip
gray toes covered with
chalky excrement
gray skin on featherless head
wrinkled neck
        Adult photos by Jean Chamberlain

Photo courtesy Carolina Raptor Center

Photo by Jean Chamberlain

black skin on head
black tip on mandibles
(changes to yellowish brown)
duller black than adults

Photo by Eileen Wicker
Buff colored
long, thick, black beak
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