Definition of cinereous vulture in English:

cinereous vulture


  • another term for black vulture (sense 1 of the noun)
    • ‘The cinereous vulture soars all day on warm air currents in search of food, primarily animal carcasses.’
    • ‘Smaller birds defer to cinereous vultures when they arrive at a carcass - the big birds get first pickings.’
    • ‘The cinereous vulture breeds mostly in high mountains and large forests, in loose colonies or solitarily.’
    • ‘A young cinereous vulture tagged in Mongolia by scientists makes its appearance in South Korea.’
    • ‘The Milwaukee County Zoo has captive cinereous vultures and is interested in their in situ conservation.’