turkey buzzard


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turkey buzzard

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turkey buzzard

or

turkey vulture

n
(Animals) a New World vulture, Cathartes aura, having a dark plumage and naked red head
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Noun1.turkey buzzard - a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United Statesturkey buzzard - a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United States
cathartid, New World vulture - large birds of prey superficially similar to Old World vultures
Cathartes, genus Cathartes - type genus of the Cathartidae: turkey vultures
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References in classic literature ?
In this list may be included four species of the Caracara or Polyborus, the Turkey buzzard, the Gallinazo, and the Condor.
The condor and turkey buzzard are types of which bird?
In "Song of the Turkey Buzzard," the final poem in the Ring of Bone manuscript, Welch imagines a buzzard eating his remains as the realization of a "new form," but his "disembowelment" seems equally a gory premonition of his early death.
-- State police have charged a 26-year-old upstate man with trying to kill a turkey buzzard, which is a protected species in New York.