Black Vultures are large raptors. In flight, they hold their broad, rounded wings flat and angled slightly forward. The tail is very short and rounded. They have small, bare heads and narrow but strongly hooked bills.
Slightly smaller than a Turkey Vulture; slightly larger than a Red-tailed Hawk.goose-sized or larger
- Both Sexes
- Length: 23.6-26.8 in (60-68 cm)
- Weight: 56.4-77.6 oz (1600-2200 g)
- Wingspan: 53.9-59.1 in (137-150 cm)