a blackish-brown vulture, Cathartes aura, from the southern U.S. to South America, having a bare, wrinkled, red head and neck.
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- Also called turkey buzzard.
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How to use turkey vulture in a sentence
In Argentina the Turkey-Vulture appears only to occur in the northern and western provinces.Argentine Ornithology, Volume II (of 2) | P. L. Sclater
In America the name "buzzard" is popularly given to the turkey-buzzard or turkey-vulture (Cathartes Aura).