black vulture

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A Eurasian black vulture


black vulture (plural black vultures)

  1. An American vulture species, Coragyps atratus, with black plumage.
    • 2007, Amadeo M. Rea, Wings in the Desert: A Folk Ornithology of the Northern Pimans, University of Arizona Press, →ISBN, page 101:
      In many Latin American towns, the Black Vulture is urbicolous, throwing in its lot with humans, taking advantage of slaughterhouses, garbage dumps, and fishing docks.
  2. A north African and Eurasian vulture species, Aegypius monachus.



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