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American Vultures

Definition of the noun American Vultures

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American Vultures is the vernacular name of the Cathartidae, a family of Accipitriformes.

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

The American vultures are very different from those mentioned, and are made a sub-order, Cathartidee ; they resemble turkeys in appearance, e. g., the turkey- buzzard; the only resemblance to the old-world vultures is in carrion-feeding; the ...

Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Tree squirrel - water spider (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

American vultures resemble the Old World vultures in appearance, presumably as a result of convergent evolution, and both groups have similar habits. ORDER Cathartitormes: New World vultures; Falconiformes: Old World vultures (also ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1914)

A superfamily or suborder of raptorial birds, conterminous with the family Cathartidae; the American vultures. Cathartinae (kath-ār-ti'né), m. pl. [NL., & Cathartes + -ina..] The American vultures as a subfamily of the family Vulturidae. [ Not in use.] ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

The American vultures of the suborder Cathartides. The species of this...

may at most form a subfamily Vulturinae, while, on the other hand, there are strong characters separating the American vultures from all others. The £ has in £ been ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge with a New Atlas of the World

The American vultures of the suborder Cathartides. ... at most form a subfamily Vulturinae, while, on the other hand, there are strong characters separating the American vultures from all others. The family has in ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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oneof the smaller American vultures, the turkeybuzzard, an urubu.—Also Tzopilotl. [Mex.] Zopissa, zōpis′a,n.an oldmedicinal mixture ofpitchand tar scraped fromthe sidesof ships. [Gr. zōpissa.] Zoppo, tsop′pō, adj. (mus.) alternately with ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary (1895)

An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

The American vultures of the suborder Cathartides. The ' of this group with which the name vulture is specifically...

hand, there are strong characters separating the American vultures from all others. The £ has in consequence been nearly ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1902)

Latest Edition. A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature by Thomas Spencer Baynes

In the Ralitrn, the genus Rhea excepted, and in one group of Carinatse, the American Vultures Cathartidss, but therein it is believed only, there is no special modification of tho trachea into a syrinx ; 3 but usually, at a little distance from the ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

condor Vertebrate Zoology, the largest of the American vultures, ...

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