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turkey vulture

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Definition of turkey vulture in English:

noun

A common American vulture with black plumage and a bare red head.
  • Cathartes aura, family Cathartidae
Example sentences
  • For youngsters, there will be the opportunity to meet various birds of prey, including Simba the kestrel and George the turkey vulture.
  • The turkey vulture flew over our house and landed on the neighbor's yard where it stayed for minutes fighting off two crows.
  • The turkey vulture is not the only opportunist circling in the roasting sun of the Chihuahuan desert for valuable quarry.

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