This group of four Black Vultures was observed in Carrollton, Texas. The group was separated into two pairs. One set of vultures was perched atop a electrical pole. The other two were in the street feeding on the last few scraps of what looked to be a roadkill Eastern Cottontail.

Soon a car came along and forced the feeding vultures onto the roof of a nearby house.

The vultures were agitated. There was another dead rabbit just a little further down the road, so the vultures were not inclined to leave. At the same time, they could not sit still either. One vulture or the other would trade places with another from the utility pole. This occurred over and over again.

At one point, a Black Vulture did an awkward “tightrope” walk along a ridge of the house’s roof.

After I left, I’m sure they all dined heartily on the second rabbit carcass.

Observation Details

County Denton
City Carrollton
Date Aug 18, 2012
Time of Day Noon
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Overcast
Habitat Thoroughfare-Secondary Road
Type of Behavior Feeding
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Black Vulture Observation Location

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