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Princeton's WordNet

  1. black vulture, carrion crow, Coragyps atratusnoun

    American vulture smaller than the turkey buzzard

  2. black vulture, Aegypius monachusnoun

    of southern Eurasia and northern Africa

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  1. black vulturenoun

    A north African and Eurasian vulture species, Aegypius monachus.

  2. black vulturenoun

    An American vulture species, Coragyps atratus, with black plumage.

    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.

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  1. Black Vulture

    The Black Vulture also known as the American Black Vulture, is a bird in the New World vulture family whose range extends from the southeastern United States to Central Chile and Uruguay in South America. Although a common and widespread species, it has a somewhat more restricted distribution than its compatriot, the Turkey Vulture, which breeds well into Canada and south to Tierra del Fuego. Despite the similar name and appearance, this species is unrelated to the Eurasian Black Vulture. The latter species is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae, whereas the American species is a New World vulture. It is the only extant member of the genus Coragyps, which is in the family Cathartidae. It inhabits relatively open areas which provide scattered forests or shrublands. With a wingspan of 1.5 m the Black Vulture is a large bird though relatively small for a vulture. It has black plumage, a featherless, grayish-black head and neck, and a short, hooked beak. The Black Vulture is a scavenger and feeds on carrion, but will also eat eggs or kill newborn animals. In areas populated by humans, it also feeds at garbage dumps. It finds its meals either by using its keen eyesight or by following other vultures, which possess a keen sense of smell. Lacking a syrinx—the vocal organ of birds—its only vocalizations are grunts or low hisses. It lays its eggs in caves or hollow trees or on the bare ground, and generally raises two chicks each year, which it feeds by regurgitation. In the United States, the vulture receives legal protection under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. This vulture also appeared in Mayan codices.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of black vulture in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of black vulture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of black vulture in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Nature is a good teacher; he who can read the nature well, he can learn sagacious things belong to life from it. Once you stepped in the nature, your philosophical education starts. A black vulture teaches you many things; a bear teaches you many things; a bird making its nest and a rosehip which resists being frozen, they teach you many things!

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