Black Vulture

Coragyps atratus

ML44707511



eBird Checklist S33482283
US-ME-Newport-1626 Main St
Penobscot, Maine, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 44.8388, -69.2891 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Comments

left eye appears injured (typically kept closed)

Observation details

*rare | relocated at this location after his/her brief Farmingdale stopover on 26-27 Dec 2016. Identified as the same bird by the injury to its left eye. Not visible at our 7AM arrival but after looping around the area we eventually spotted the bird in a tall deciduous tree between "Dragon Sea" and the Salvation Army. This falls almost directly on the Somerset/Penobscot line but Google Earth appears to show this tree on the Penobscot side. Perched during our visit. First sitting low, in full 'roost' posture but standing for a few minutes to stretch and preen. Remained on this perch throughout our visit. Obvious large black vulture. Scruffy black feathered neck. Facial skin was dark black. Fairly long billed with pale nail at tip. Short, squared off tail. Dark legs.

Technical Information

Model
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
f-stop
f/6.5
Focal length
215 mm
Shutter speed
1/160 sec
ISO
800
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
474KB
Dimensions
1600 x 1068

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