Coragyps atratus

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Coragyps atratus - American vulture smaller than the turkey buzzardCoragyps atratus - American vulture smaller than the turkey buzzard
cathartid, New World vulture - large birds of prey superficially similar to Old World vultures
Coragyps, genus Coragyps - a genus of Cathartidae
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
These included American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos), turkey vulture (Cathartes aura), black vulture (Coragyps atratus), raccoon, Virginia opossum, bobcat, red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus), and gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus).
Factors influencing the selection of communal roost sites by the Black Vulture Coragyps atratus (Aves:Catharlidae) in an urban area in Central Amazon.
(13) Dietary carbohydrates, with the exception of chitin, are nearly absent in diets of marine faunivorous birds and are of limited use in carnivorous birds, such as black vultures (Coragyps atratus), that engage in obligatory gluconeogenesis to maintain blood glucose concentrations.
Abstract.--Observations were made of foraging lesser yellow-headed vultures (Cathartes burrovianus), turkey vultures (Cathartes aura), and black vultures (Coragyps atratus) 9-30 May 1983 near Crooked Tree village at Crooked Tree Lagoon (N 17[degrees] 50' 25" W 88[degrees] 31' 25"), 55 km northwest of Belize City, Belize, Central America.
On numerous occasions, the authors observed the resident peregrine falcon intercept and often strike black vultures (Coragyps atratus) that came within the tower's airspace, behavior consistent with the territorial attachment described in Herbert and Herbert (1965).
latirostris), zorro gris (Lycalopex gymnocercus), zorro de monte (Cerdocyon thous) y los jotes negros (Coragyps atratus), entre otros (Jorgenson, 1986; Corriale, 2010; Ojasti, 2011).
The Southern American Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus brasiliensis) is a particularly effective dispersant of oil palm seeds.