carrion buzzards
Caracara Ca`ra*ca"ra (k[aum]`r[.a]k[aum]"r[.a]), n. (Zo["o]l.) A south American bird of several species and genera, resembling both the eagles and the vultures. The caracaras act as scavengers, and are also called {carrion buzzards}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The black caracara is {Ibycter ater}; the chimango is {Milvago chimango}; the Brazilian is {Polyborus Braziliensis}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Caracara — Ca ra*ca ra (k[aum] r[.a]k[aum] r[.a]), n. (Zo[ o]l.) A south American bird of several species and genera, resembling both the eagles and the vultures. The caracaras act as scavengers, and are also called {carrion buzzards}. [1913 Webster] Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ibycter ater — Caracara Ca ra*ca ra (k[aum] r[.a]k[aum] r[.a]), n. (Zo[ o]l.) A south American bird of several species and genera, resembling both the eagles and the vultures. The caracaras act as scavengers, and are also called {carrion buzzards}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Milvago chimango — Caracara Ca ra*ca ra (k[aum] r[.a]k[aum] r[.a]), n. (Zo[ o]l.) A south American bird of several species and genera, resembling both the eagles and the vultures. The caracaras act as scavengers, and are also called {carrion buzzards}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polyborus Braziliensis — Caracara Ca ra*ca ra (k[aum] r[.a]k[aum] r[.a]), n. (Zo[ o]l.) A south American bird of several species and genera, resembling both the eagles and the vultures. The caracaras act as scavengers, and are also called {carrion buzzards}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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