king vulture definition

  • noun:
    • a sizable types of vulture (Sarcorhamphus papa), including Mexico to Paraguay, the overall color is white. The wings and tail tend to be black colored, together with nude carunculated head and throat are briliantly colored with scarlet, yellow, orange, and blue. So called as it drives away various other vultures while feeding.
    • big black-and-white vulture of south usa and Central America; have actually colorful wattles and wartlike protuberances on mind and neck

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