Vultures are big creepy birdies with bad table manners. They are carrion-eating raptors and eat pretty much everything you shouldn't eat; rotten flesh, garbage and a few other things I don't want to list, but on the whole as you can tell, they’re lovely birds. And of course they're in the Caribbean.
|Vultures seem to eat just about anything|
There are vultures on every continent in the world except Australia and Antarctica, although most of them originate from Africa. It just so happened that our luck brought us to a place where the Black Vultures live – Central America.
|The vultures would hang-out on the old forts in Portobelo – they are not pretty birds when on the ground.|
They have an approximately 1.5 meter wing span and when there circling up high on up drafts they look like graceful eagles, or falcons. When there on the ground they like to air there wings, and then they truly magnificent. Black Vultures are found from the south-east US all the way to central Chile and Uruguay and are fairly small for vultures. We've seen them lots poking around rubbish heaps in Cartagena and Portobelo.
|Sometimes they air their impressive wings. They are great at soaring.|
|At low tide they pick around the shore-line.|
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