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    Black Vulture / Coragyps atratus

    : since the early 2000s. Other than one in July, all Sep-early Oct and all in association with Turkey Vultures. There is a early Feb record just north of Schoodic and we expect more records at all seasons going forward.

    Miscellany: Black Vulture is spreading into New England but will likely move slowly. Unlike Turkey Vulture which detects even covered carrion thanks to its extraordinarily acute sense of smell, Black Vulture searches visually for carcasses and requires lots of open country, of which we have little.

    Last Updated: March 25th, 2022