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Coragyps atratus (Black Vulture)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The black vulture (Coragyps atratus) also known as the American black vulture, is a bird in the New World vulture family whose range extends from the southeastern United States to Central Chile and Uruguay in South America. Although a common and widespread species, it has a somewhat more restricted distribution than its compatriot, the turkey vulture, which breeds well into Canada and south to Tierra del Fuego. Despite the similar name and appearance, this species is unrelated to the Eurasian black vulture. The latter species is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae (which includes eagles, hawks, kites and harriers), whereas the American species is a New World vulture. It is the only extant member of the genus Coragyps, which is in the family Cathartidae. It inhabits relatively o
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
45
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
51
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 33.3903
EDGE Score: 3.53778

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  5.005 lbs (2.27 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  70 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Generalist
Wintering Geography [2]  Widespread
Wintering Habitat [2]  Generalist, Agricultural
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Vertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Ectothermic [3]  10 %
Diet - Endothermic [3]  10 %
Diet - Fish [3]  10 %
Diet - Scavenger [3]  70 %
Forages - Ground [3]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  8 years
Male Maturity [1]  8 years
Clutch Size [4]  2
Clutches / Year [1]  1
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  20,000,000
Incubation [1]  35 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  26 years
Wing Span [5]  6.002 feet (1.83 m)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Biodiversity Hotspots

Prey / Diet

Predators

Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)[6]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Paryphostomum segregatum <Unverified Name>[7]
Trichinella pseudospiralis[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

North America; Patfa Valley dry forests;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
5National Geographic Magazine - January 2016 - Vultures - Elizabeth Royte
6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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