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.

Origin of turkey vulture

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25
Also called turkey buzzard.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for turkey vulture

Historical Examples of turkey vulture