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The vulture

The vulture
Photo Information
Copyright: Livio Soares de Medeiros (livios) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1, Canon TC-DC58A
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in Brazil, Nature in Patos de Minas (fauna and flora), Vultures [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-17 13:14
Viewed: 4043
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Coragyps atratus

Geographic Range

Black Vultures are resident in tropical and warm temperate from southern Canada to southern South America including continental United States of America. In the northern parts of their range they have a southward migration in the fall and a returning spring migration.


The Black Vulture prefers an open habitat and avoids dense forests as much as possible. Such habitats include lowlands with adjacent highlands, open fields, desert terrain, garbage dumps, and urban or rural centers.

Physical Description

The Black Vulture is... black, large bird with a wingspan of 137-152 cm, a length of 50-69. The sexes are alike and the adults and the young have black, wrinkled bare skin on the head and neck. Adults have brown. Black Vultures have weak feet, adapted more for running than for clutching and relatively weak bills. The black vulture's feet stretch past its short tail. In flight, a short, square tail and a large white patch on the undersurface of the wing at the base of the primaries distinguishes them from turkey vultures, another large new world vulture which often occurs in the same area. These birds have been observed to live as long as 21 years in captivity and the oldest wild captured banded bird was 16 years old.

(Source: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Coragyps_atratus.html)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-05-17 14:32]

Hated but many, great bird in great capture. Your vulture looks rather sad, maybe because of many people unlikeness? Anyway - I like those birds and your picture, too ;-)

Hi Livio!
So sad, poor bird :-) Looks like careladen about every kind of problems in the world!

How can this ugly one dare to look so snobbish:-)) You've got it very well, Livio. I would imagine they live in hot desertic places, but here, with green vegetation behind, it's a different picture. Very well done.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-05-17 18:24]

A very good capture Livio.
I like the composition and pose of the bird.
Great colours and detail with very good DOF.
Nice work,well done.

Excellent capture Livio,
perfect exposure, nice detail and colors.
The pose of the vulture is good nd compostion is very good.
Another great shot from you Livio
Thanks for posting

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-05-18 0:22]

A good shot of the "Judge" Livio. Well composed, good details and clarity, and grand pose. Well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-18 4:17]

Belle et intéressante composition photographique bien réalisée pour ce superbe vautour. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Interesting & Well Done !

Livio, I like the pose here..Very good exposure and details..Once again, you've made these ugly suckers look good! ;-)
Well done!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-18 5:13]

Hello Livio!
Very nice shot.Lighting,details and composition are wonderful.Very well done!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-18 6:33]

Hello Livio,

Very, very well exposed, sharp details, good composition and very good DOF & POV. Well done my friend and TFS! I really like the good and informative note aswell.


Some good detail around the head here Livio. Really nice shot and well composed. I'm enjoying your bird series with this new lens combination. Well done.

Hello Livio!
Excellent work with good details,sharpness,lighting and composition.Thanks for sharing.

Livio, another excellent capture here. Great color and detail in this black giant. an interesting pose, with good framing. Nice Job!

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