Definition of cinereous vulture in English:

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cinereous vulture

noun

Another term for black vulture (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • The cinereous vulture soars all day on warm air currents in search of food, primarily animal carcasses.
  • The cinereous vulture breeds mostly in high mountains and large forests, in loose colonies or solitarily.
  • Smaller birds defer to cinereous vultures when they arrive at a carcass - the big birds get first pickings.

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