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(noun) A type of very large, scavenging bird of prey with a bald head that feeds primarily on carrion. Though they share similarities in appearance, vultures are not related to hawks but are more closely related to storks. Vultures are capable of soaring for hours in search of food.

Species of vulture include the turkey vulture, black vulture and California condor.

Pronunciation:

VUHL-chur

Also Known As:

Buzzard

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