Also called carrion crow. an American vulture, Coragyps atratus, having a black, bald head and black plumage.
any of several Old World vultures, especially Aegypius monachus, of southern Europe, Asia, and North Africa.
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How to use black vulture in a sentence
The California condor, a great black vulture-like bird, is almost extinct, and is only found in the highest mountains.Stories of California | Ella M. Sexton
When young it is nearly black, and indeed has been treated as a separate species under the name of black vulture.Bible Animals; | J. G. Wood
At night I dreamed of a hideous black vulture that preyed on my liver; and became very melancholy.The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine | Heinrich Heine
The turkey-buzzard (Cathartes ora) is similar in its habits to the black vulture, and is frequently mistaken for it.The Western World | W.H.G. Kingston
Over the palm-trees' feathery crests sailed a black vulture, its palmated wing-tips spread like inky fingers against the blue.Quick Action | Robert W. Chambers