Black vulture - the bird family of Accipitridae. Black vultures - one of the largest birds of prey in the world, they reach a length of up to 95-120 cm, and the wingspan of 2.5-3 meters, weight 7-12 kg. The breeding period between February and September. Since the pair constantly uses one nest with time its dimensions are about 2 meters. Vultures build nests using twigs, strewing them with grass, wool, and branches. In laying usually 1 egg, sometimes 2 eggs. Both parents hatching chicks. In approximately 50-60 days the offspring is born. They spent time in the parental nest to 3 months of age. In 4 months, they make the first flight, and a 6-month, they become completely independent. Life expectancy of black vultures in the wild is an average of 39 years, but centenarians could reach 50 years of age.
Black vultures - typical scavengers, they eat the corpses of large mammals, fish and reptiles.
Southern Europe, North Africa, Front and Central Asia and the Altai. Birds prefer steppes, meadows and woodland, undeveloped people. It is also a favorite place for black vultures is the lake and the river, the trees that grow on the rock or the edge of a cliff.
Vultures can eat at one time, without departing from the fall, about five kilograms of meat.Black vulture - book title, in fact the bird is not black, but gray-brown (young birds only in the first year of life blackish).Vultures are monogamous and form pairs for lifetime. Each pair building a nest away from other relatives. The distance between the sockets on the necks may be 300 to 2000 meters.