There’s not an awful lot of birds that begin with the letter V, but we have managed to put together a small list of these interesting and vibrant birds. We will keep updating this page so we have a fully comprehensive list of birds that begin with the letter V.
The Green Violetears is also known as Mexican Violetears. They are colorful hummingbirds found in the highlands from south-central Mexico, south to western Panama and in the Andes from northern Venezuela to Bolivia.
The sparkling violetear is a type of hummingbird that lives in the highlands of northern and western South America. This includes a large part of the Andes, the Venezuelan Coastal Range, and the Tepuis.
The black vulture is a New World vulture. It is also called the American black vulture, Mexican vulture, zopilote, urubu, or gallinazo. Its range goes from the northeastern United States to Peru, Central Chile, and Uruguay in South America.
The cinereous vulture is a big raptor in the family Accipitridae. It lives in many temperate parts of Eurasia. It is also called the monk vulture, the Eurasian black vulture, and the black vulture.
The Egyptian vulture is a small Old World vulture. It is also called the white scavenger vulture or the pharaoh’s chicken. It is the only member of the genus Neophron. From the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa to India, it is found in many places.
Vulture, Greater Yellow-headed
The greater yellow-headed vulture, which is also called the forest vulture, is a type of bird in the Cathartidae family of New World vultures. Before 1964, it was thought to be the same species as the lesser yellow-headed vulture. It lives in moist tropical lowland forests in South America.
The griffon vulture is a large bird of prey from the Old World. It belongs to the Accipitridae family of birds. The Eurasian griffon is another name for it. It is not the same as the Rüppell’s griffon vulture, which is a different species. The white-backed vulture is a close relative of this bird.
The king vulture is a large bird found in Central and South America. It belongs to the New World vulture family Cathartidae. It lives mainly in tropical lowland forests stretching from southern Mexico to northern Argentina.
The lappet-faced vulture, also known as the Nubian vulture, is an Old World vulture. It is a member of the order Accipitriformes, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards, and hawks. It is the only animal in the Torgos genus.
The Rüppell’s vulture lives in the Sahel and East Africa, where it can be found in grasslands, mountains, and forests. It used to be common in these places, but its numbers are dropping quickly, especially in the western part of its range.
The turkey vulture is the most common New World vulture. It is also called the turkey buzzard in some parts of North America and the John crow or carrion crow in some parts of the Caribbean.
The white-backed vulture is an Old World vulture. It belongs to the family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, kites, buzzards, and hawks.