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A widespread vulture (Cathartes aura) found throughout the Americas, having dark plumage and a bare red head and neck similar to that of the turkey. Also called turkey buzzard.
a blackish brown New World vulture, Cathartes aura, with a bare, wrinkled red head and neck. Also called tur′key buz`zard.
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|Noun||1.||turkey vulture - a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United States|