What is sound of a vulture?

Answered by Willie Powers

The sound of a Black Vulture can be quite unique and distinct. Unlike other birds that are known for their melodic songs, Black Vultures are generally silent most of the time. However, when they are feeding or fighting, they can make raspy, drawn-out hissing sounds. It’s almost as if they are exhaling sharply, creating a hissing noise that can be quite eerie to hear.

In addition to the hissing sounds, Black Vultures can also make grunting noises. These grunts can sometimes sound like hungry pigs or dogs barking in the distance. It’s a deep, guttural sound that can be quite surprising to hear coming from a bird.

During courtship displays, Black Vultures may also make a unique yapping sound. This yapping can be described as a series of short, sharp barks or yelps. It’s their way of communicating with their potential mates during the breeding season.

Personally, I have had the opportunity to observe Black Vultures in the wild, and their sounds always intrigued me. The first time I heard their hissing noises while they were feeding on a carcass, it sent chills down my spine. The grunting sounds they made during fights were unexpected and added to the intense atmosphere of the moment. And when I witnessed their courtship displays, the yapping sounds they produced were unlike anything I had heard from a bird before.

The sound of a Black Vulture can vary depending on the situation. They are generally silent, but when they are feeding or fighting, they make raspy hissing sounds and grunting noises. During courtship, they may give a yapping sound. These unique sounds add to the mystique and intrigue of these fascinating birds.