Definition of Turkey vulture

1. Noun. A New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United States.

Exact synonyms: Buzzard, Cathartes Aura, Turkey Buzzard
Generic synonyms: Cathartid, New World Vulture
Group relationships: Cathartes, Genus Cathartes

Definition of Turkey vulture

1. Noun. A common North American vulture, ''Cathartes aura''. ¹

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Literary usage of Turkey vulture

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Birds of America by John James Audubon (1840)
"TURKEY-VULTURE. Bill of moderate length, rather slender, somewhat compressed; upper mandible with its dorsal outline nearly straight and ..."

2. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"turkey vulture; Turkey Buzzard. Cathartes aura. Kange.—America, from New Jersey on the Atlantic coast, Manitoba and British Columbia, south to southern ..."

3. The Second Book of Birds: Bird Families by Olive Thorne Miller (1901)
"The common vulture in the United States is the turkey vulture, or TURKEY BUZZARD. He is a large bird, with head and neck bare of feathers. ..."

4. Birds of Village and Field: A Bird Book for Beginners by Florence Merriam Bailey (1898)
"... the majority of them labor day and night to destroy the enemies of the husbandman. turkey vulture : Cathartes aura. (Fig. 163, p. 264. ..."

5. Argentine Ornithology: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Birds of the Argentine by Philip Lutley Sclater, William Henry Hudson (1889)
"In Argentina the Turkey-Vulture appears only to occur in the northern and western provinces. Dr. Burmeister noticed it occasionally in ..."

6. Birds that Every Child Should Know: The East, by Neltje Blanchan [pseud by Neltje Blanchan (1907)
"... turkey vulture Called also: Turkey Buzzard T? VERY child south of Mason and Dixon's line •*—' knows this big buzzard that sails serenely with its ..."

7. The Birds of Long Island by Jacob P. Giraud (1844)
"GENUS CATHARTES —ILLIGER turkey vulture. [Bill of moderate length, rather slender, ... turkey vulture, or Turkey Buzzard, Vulture aura, Wils. Amer. ..."

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