New World vulture


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Noun1.New World vulture - large birds of prey superficially similar to Old World vultures
vulture - any of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws and feeding chiefly on carrion
Cathartidae, family Cathartidae - condors; turkey buzzards; king vultures
buzzard, Cathartes aura, turkey buzzard, turkey vulture - a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United States
condor - the largest flying birds in the western hemisphere
black vulture, carrion crow, Coragyps atratus - American vulture smaller than the turkey buzzard
king vulture, Sarcorhamphus papa - large black-and-white vulture of South America and Central America; have colorful wattles and wartlike protuberances on head and neck
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Most of what became the guide to breeding in captivity was amassed by "proxy" since most species of new world vultures (like the common turkey vulture) present similar behaviors.
The pink-headed condor -- one of two New World vultures and the largest land-based bird in the Americas -- once spread its nearly 10-foot wingspan to cruise California coastal mountains in search of carrion.
Surprisingly, condors and other New World vultures are much more closely related to storks than to Old World vultures, according to recent studies of these species's DNA molecules.