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vulture vs. turkey vulture
[ vuhl-cher ]
- any of several large, primarily carrion-eating Old World birds of prey of the family Accipitridae, often having a naked head and less powerful feet than those of the related hawks and eagles.
- any of several superficially similar New World birds of the family Cathartidae, as the turkey vulture.
- a person or thing that preys, especially greedily or unscrupulously: That vulture would sell out his best friend.
- a blackish-brown vulture, Cathartes aura, from the southern U.S. to South America, having a bare, wrinkled, red head and neck.