Black vulture

The black vulture is the largest bird in the entire Iberian Peninsula. It has a wing span of about 250 cm. Some specimens even reach 3 m. Its plumage is gloomy. The feathers on the back are brown with blackish tints, the ventral area of the body being even darker. The neck and part of the head are completely bare, while the face and the top of the head are covered by down.

Its flighty silhouette is akin to a board, with its neck tucked in as it flies, its short, triangular tail and widely deployed primary feathers, reinforcing its upward thrust. His voice, hoarse and hissing, is rarely issued.


Scientific name Aegypius monachus