large black bird the size of a chicken

by monica jones
(maxeys, ga)

We live in northeast GA and have seen an unusual very large black bird around here recently. It is solo, the size of a full grown chicken, totally black, and seems to prefer to walk rather than fly. Although, I assume it can fly. I am 100% positive it is not a vulture, although it is similar in size and color, it has a different build and manner. Any ideas about what kind of bird we are seeing?

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Jan 26, 2014
black bird NEW
by: sam

we live near houston in country. even thou it looks like a black chicken, the bill is long and looks like a seagulls.

Jan 26, 2014
what is this large black bird the size of a chicken NEW
by: sam

don't know if it is injured or just wants to walk . all black and resembles a chicken with a long, somewhat, flat billb

Mar 18, 2013
Did it look like a chicken? NEW
by: GaryE

There are several breeds of black chickens could that have been what you saw?

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