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turkey vulture

noun
1.
a blackish-brown vulture, Cathartes aura, from the southern U.S. to South America, having a bare, wrinkled, red head and neck.
Also called turkey buzzard.
Origin of turkey vulture
1815-1825
An Americanism dating back to 1815-25
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