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Silhouette of an American Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) spreading his wings toward the rising sun in order to warm up on this cold February morning. Other common names include Black Vulture or Carrion Crow; sometimes incorrectly called a Black Buzzard.

This photo was taken at the Bay Area Park in Clear Lake, Texas.

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Falconiformes
  • Family: Cathartidae
  • Genus: Coragyps
  • Species: Coragyps atratus