Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)  Photographed near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on November 9, 2014. Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)  Photographed near Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 8, 2016.   Map Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)  Photographed at a tiny village on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica on the Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste Province, on March 27, 2009.  I was able to get close to it, probably because it was well fed on fish offal.
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) Soaring  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 10, 2016. Black Vultures (Coragyps atratus) Roosting  They were roosting on a foggy day in the village of Puerto San Luis near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Costa Rica on Nov 6, 2011.  Black Vultures are abundant in Costa Rica. Turkey Vulture	(Cathartes aura) on Roof  It was perched on a townhouse roof in Brighton, NY near Rochester on Oct 14, 2012.  It is a bit unusual to see them on roofs, at least in this part of the United States.
Turkey Vultures	(Cathartes aura) Sunning  Photographed near Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 8, 2016.   Map Turkey Vulture	(Cathartes aura) Soaring  It was was soaring at Letchworth State Park in western New York State on July 25, 2012. Turkey Vulture	(Cathartes aura) Soaring  Here is a dorsal view of a turkey vulture soaring at Letchworth State Park in western New York State on July 25, 2012.