Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
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Sopilote is a mispelling of zopilote, a Spanish word used predominantly in Mexico and Central America for the buzzard or vulture.

It usually refers specifically to theĀ  American black vulture, whose range extends from the southeastern United States to central Chile and Uruguay in South America. The Black Vulture is a scavenger, feeding mainly on carrion, although it will also eat eggs or prey upon newborn animals.