turkey vultureturkey vulture
a dark-colored vulture (Cathartes aura) of temperate and tropical America, resembling a turkey in having a naked, reddish head
also called turkey buzzard
A widespread vulture (Cathartes aura) found throughout the Americas, having dark plumage and a bare red head and neck similar to that of the turkey. Also called turkey buzzard .
(plural turkey vultures)
- A common North American vulture, Cathartes aura.