At the Detroit Zoo
The cinereous vultures can be found year-round in the habitat just west of the guanacos.
The cinereous vulture’s head is bare and buffy in color with a blackish throat and dark markings around the eye, giving it a menacing, skull-like appearance. Its powerful bill is gray, and the band around its beak is pale blue. The plumage is dark brown with a fluffy ruff and bluish neck. Its wings are long and broad with parallel edges.
Cinereous vultures will stalk and threaten other animals by walking with their wings drooped and tail feathers straight up in the air.