IWRC Raptor ID Series
 
Black Vulture Characteristics
Adult
         
 
 
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
Juvenile
         
 

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
 
         
Nestlings
         
 

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