black vulture


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to black vulture: Old World vulture

black vulture

n.
A vulture (Coragyps atratus) of the eastern United States, Mexico, and Central and South America, having black plumage and a bald black head.

black′ vul′ture


n.
a common New World vulture, Coragyps atratus, having a bald black head and black plumage.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.black vulture - American vulture smaller than the turkey buzzardblack vulture - American vulture smaller than the turkey buzzard
cathartid, New World vulture - large birds of prey superficially similar to Old World vultures
Coragyps, genus Coragyps - a genus of Cathartidae
2.black vulture - of southern Eurasia and northern Africablack vulture - of southern Eurasia and northern Africa
Old World vulture - any of several large vultures of Africa and Eurasia
Aegypius, genus Aegypius - a genus of Accipitridae
Translations
munkegribravnegrib
MönchsgeierRabengeier
munkkikorppikotkamustakondori
References in periodicals archive ?
Among Lake County notables in 2017 were California gull, yellow-crowned night heron, snowy egret, red-throated loon, red phalarope, white-eyed vireo and black vulture.
at 0731 h, it was possible to observe the jaguar carrying a dead adult black vulture in its mouth (Fig.
The ranges of lesser yellow-headed vulture, black vulture Coragyps atratus, and turkey vulture Cathartes aura overlap in Central America; however, their preferred habitats often preclude feeding together at carcasses (Howell & Webb 1995).
But American black vulture Victor's charms have proved too much for Vanessa - and now she's left Barry for him
Up until the American Black Vulture struck, she and her husband Phil, with their four-yearold son, Zak, and baby, Cruz, had been enjoying a family day out at the safari park.
You might even get lucky and shoot a critically endangered bird like this Eurasian Black Vulture.
The study found that the vast majority of bird species are shifting their ranges north--some, like the black vulture, have moved north by several states.
Found in the southern United States, the black vulture is more aggressive than its cousin, the turkey vulture.
And if they are successful with the vultures, Kassinis said, the Game fund may also try to introduce other raptors including the Imperial eagle and the black vulture, which is now completely extinct from the island.
FM for Murder" is a mystery novel following Pamela Barnes, acoustic expert and psychology professor as she tries to answer the whodunnit question as Disc Jockey Black Vulture is shot live on the air with no one seeing it but thousands hearing it.
Environmentalists say the demise of the Mediterranean cork oak forests would cost 70,000 jobs and threatens the habitat of the endangered Iberian lynx, Barbary deer, black vulture and the Iberian eagle.
black, holding a sword, arrows and two daggers and mounted on a black vulture.