The American Black Vulture is a little more dapper than his fellow scavenger, the Turkey Vulture, sporting glossy black feathers and a gray neck and head. The Black Vulture is also said to be more social and prone to maintaining family ties. We spotted these as they were taking in the view from the top of a tree at the Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge.
“When you are out on a limb, the whole world is at your feet.” ~Unknown
11 thoughts on “Out on a limb”
Kind of creepy too😜
But beautiful in flight.
Great shots! Awesome bird~
Thanks, Cindy! I find them very interesting.
Great shots of a most interesting bird! The dead tree limbs add to the compositions.
Thanks, Ellen! They are intriguing to learn about and watch.
A lot more dapper! LOL
Compared to the turkey vulture, I think he’s beautiful. 🙂
great shots Rebecca! I’ve never seen this bird before but I do know the Turkey Vulture holds the record for the most sensitive nose. It can smell food over a mile away!
Interesting! I didn’t know that.