turkey buzzard

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turkey buzzard:

see vulturevulture,
common name for large birds of prey of temperate and tropical regions. The Old World vultures (family Accipitridae) are allied to hawks and eagles; the more ancient American vultures and condors are of a different family (Cathartidae) with distant links to storks and
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He does, however, describe his subjects' difficult personalities well, and he unearths the occasional arresting detail--such as the fact that Degas, who couldn't otherwise speak the language, found two English words fascinating and repeated them endlessly: "turkey buzzard."