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(Science: ornithology) Any one of numerous species of rapacious birds belonging to Vultur, Cathartes, Catharista, and various other genera of the family Vulturidae.

In most of the species the head and neck are naked or nearly so. They feed chiefly on carrion. The condor, king vulture, turkey buzzard, and black vulture (Catharista atrata) are well known American species. The griffin, lammergeir, and Pharaoh's chicken, or egyptian vulture, are common old world vultures.

Origin: OE. Vultur, L. Vultur: cf. OF. Voltour, F. Vautour.

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dear victor, no buzzards are not decomposers, fungi and bacteria are examples of some decomposers. Instead vultures and buzzards are just carnivores as for they wait for their prey to die before. Buzzards and Vultures are detritivores. Detritivores digest the dead organic matter ...

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by NiceSpirit
Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Fungus?
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Re: Ecology : competition

... between different species? THX If the larger species is seen to be shoving the smaller off the food and eating it themselves. ex. lions hyenas vultures, and jackals round a carcass. or magpies and sparrows at a bird table.

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by animartco
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Ecology : competition
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Detecting Blood Groups of Sharks and Eagles.

Is it possible for Human Beings to find Blood Groups of Eagles, Vultures - Big Birds and Sharks, Whales - Big Fishes in Atlantic, Pacific ocean ? Thanks & Regards, Prashant S Akerkar

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by prashantakerkar
Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Detecting Blood Groups of Sharks and Eagles.
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Irrefutable Facts Against Evolution

... regular contact with. Just one contact is enough to kill the cell. Furthermore, our stomach acid is weak when compared to other animals, such as vultures. Also, this is an issue similar to lysosome and their enzymes. Stomach acid would not be able to be contained. Evolution cannot explain how ...

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by Tomn
Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Irrefutable Facts Against Evolution
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scavenger == decayed /rotten meat eater ?

... by microbes, so bacteria doing this will continue doing so until it's lost all nutrient or they're killed off and might be a good example. Some vultures (like the Turkey vulture) rely on strongly-smelling meat to attract them from hundreds of miles away, and the more rotton the meat the more ...

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by Babybel56
Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: scavenger == decayed /rotten meat eater ?
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