American black vultures are more aggressive than turkey vultures and often drive the latter away from carcasses. If frightened while on the ground, black vultures vomit anything they've just eaten to reduce their weight for a quicker take-off.
Scientific name: Coragyps atratus
Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Year assessed: 2009
Classified by: IUCN 3.1