turkey buzzard

turkey buzzard

turkey buzzard: see vulture.
or turkey buzzard

Species (Cathartes aura) of long-winged, long-tailed vulture (family Cathartidae), about 30 in. (75 cm) long, with dark plumage, whitish beak and legs, bare red head covered with whitish bumps, and a 6-ft (1.8-m) wingspread. It uses its keen sense of smell to find carrion. It occurs throughout the Americas except in northern Canada; the northerly and southernmost populations are migratory.

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Turkey is a country in Thrace and Anatolia, in the extreme west of Asia. It may also refer to:

  • Turkey (bird), a large bird native to North America
  • Turkey, North Carolina, a town in the United States of America
  • Turkey, Texas, a town in the United States of America
  • Turkey (bowling), a term referring to three consecutive strikes
  • Cold turkey, a withdrawal from drug addiction without gradual tapering off usage.
  • A derogatory term for Native Americans in relation to their ceremonial songs and feather headdresses.
  • A "turkey" (slang): a useless thing, unwise purchase, a box office bomb in entertainment, or a foolish or despicable person in CB Radio jargon.
  • Turkey movies are exploitative B-rated or lower films, most often featuring sub-par sex, violence and gore.

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