What better way to support your favorite scavenger than with this special new Black Vulture hooded sweatshirt!
100% cotton, sizes S-3X
The black vulture is a common scavenger throughout most of its range, which extends from southern New York in the United States south to central Argentina. In the United States it is largely found in the southeast with a small population in southern Arizona. Black vultures are considered non-migratory throughout most of their range, but in winter many individuals withdraw from the extreme northern portions.
Autumn migration counts at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary average 140 individuals.
Black vultures lack a highly developed sense of smell and cannot find carrion by scent alone. They rely on the superior carrion finding skills of turkey vultures, following them to carcasses where they can often out-compete turkey vultures. Black vultures feed mostly on carrion but have been known to attack and kill young domestic animals presenting a problem for farmers in some parts of their range. Despite their abundance, they remain understudied and little is known about their movements and life history, such as mortality and nesting success.
Donate to New World Vulture research here!
Your purchase supports Hawk Mountain's raptor conservation mission. Thank you!
Black Vulture design by Hawk Mountain trainee Caroline Fegley