|Common Name||Black vulture|
|Scientific Name||Coragyps Atratus|
|Type of Report||Rare Species|
|Date of Observation||03/16/2021|
|Reporting Observer's Name||Lori Charron|
|Mailing Address||32 Tracy drive P.O. Box 116|
Errol, NH 03579
|Names & Emails of Other Contributing Observers|
|Latitude of Observation||43.895|
|Longitude of Observation||72.169|
|Place Name||l91 mile marker 89.9|
|Vermont eBird Checklist URL||ebird.org|
|Time of Day||11:36 AM|
|Length of Time Observed||1 min|
|Maximum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)||80’|
|Minimum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)||20’|
|Noteworthy Weather Conditions|
Blue sky, great visibility
|Optical Equipment Used for Observation|
|Observer’s Previous Acquaintance With This or Similar Species|
Very familiar with this species. Many sightings and observations of this bird in many other states.
|I certify that that attachments included with this report were captured during this observation event.|
|Description of Habitat|
Soaring over highway, near ledges.
Soaring over highway, near ledges. Had turkey vultures a little ahead of the black vulture.
|Description of Vocalizations|
|Verbal Narrative & Description of Observation|
Bird was soaring over the highway had a good visual as the bird was low enough to see clearly. Noticed the white on the wing tips, the tail was noticeably short, was also able to see the head was black. Both parties in the car had a good visual of the bird. Almost simultaneously said that’s a black vulture.
|Relative Size & Shape|
Black vulture size, soaring with wings expanded out.
|Lower Back & Rump|
Black with white at the tip
|Breast, Belly, Flanks, Under Tail Coverts|
Squared Short tail
|IMPORTANT: What similar species were eliminated when making the identification and how was this bird different?|
Turkey vulture was eliminated as the bird had the white wing tips, shorter and squared tail all black head , slightly smaller than the Turkey vultures.
|This report was written from notes taken:||During the Observation|