Translation of vulture in Spanish:

vulture

buitre, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈvəltʃər//ˈvʌltʃə/

noun

  • 1

    Zoology
    buitre masculine
    turkey vulture gallinazo
    • Apart from vultures, most birds don't seem to be adversely affected by the wind farms that make use of the region's most plentiful natural resource.
    • Farmers who traditionally leave dead animals to the vultures have to develop new practices.
    • This is unusual, as vultures are highly efficient scavengers and are normally resistant to many diseases.
    • Lieberman said they would have followed clues such as vultures circling in the distance.
    • Gulls, hawks and vultures soar, swallows and terns skim the surface of water.
    • People who consider the carrion-eating habits of vultures disgusting might want to stop reading right now.
    • The white droppings of birds served as location pointers for eagles and vultures nesting in the craggy reaches.
    • But the common buzzard, found across much of Europe and Asia, is a hawk, not a vulture.
    • One of four species of vulture found in Europe, bearded vultures earned their name from a small tuft of dark feathers below their beaks.
    • We come across vultures, at least a dozen of them, feeding on the remains of a young wild camel.
    • As far as other raptors go, you'd be hard-pressed to mistake an accipiter for a vulture or an eagle.
    • Due to the pressures of so many birds trying to feed, the vultures gobble down chunks of flesh and can fill a crop with more than one and half a kilograms of meat in four to five minutes.
    • The most widely distributed vulture in the New World, the Turkey Vulture is a large, predominantly blackish-brown bird.
    • After their release, the vultures are monitored by biologists and a network of observers across the Alps.
    • All condors belong to the same order as the vulture.
    • Like other New World vultures, California condors are scavengers; historically, they were seen feeding on dead beached whales.
    • A light onshore breeze ruffled the surface of the bay, a few feet away I watched a turkey buzzard or vulture fly by.
    • In the animal world, vultures serve a useful and necessary function - they clean up in the aftermath of death.
    • The prime minister had a bald head at the end of a vulture's neck, and a dragging lid over one eye.
    • Scenes such as this where a group of vultures gather are becoming more rare in many places of Africa.
    • Kinder than the rest of his vulture kind, he asked, ‘When will the wedding be?’
    • We made our way through the vultures answering a bare minimum of questions and sped away from the hospital.
    • The slowdown in the commercial property market in Ireland may lead to vulture funds looking to obtain short-term value in the Irish market.
    • She glanced at the study door, caught the vulture look in Primus's eyes, and smiled sweetly.
    • The press was an absolute vulture when President Bush's National Guard record was questioned.
    • The former NYSE chief valiantly came forward to admit to the gross sum, knowing some vulture in the press would dig it out anyway.
    • The capital markets are all but closed to the company, bar perhaps a few vulture funds picking at the bones of the rapidly thinning beast.
    • If you are a Leeds fan, you see vultures gathering to take away your stars; if you are a Premiership manager in the marketplace you know that there are deals to be done.
    • For Embler, bagging the money may require tough-guy tactics, but that's just how he plays the vulture game.
    • For one thing, vulture investors may be unwilling to go through the red tape involved in obtaining a license to run a casino in New Jersey.
    • But now they were tearing each other to pieces, and their vulture lawyers would pick at the carcass of their marriage.
    • The vulture paparazzi caricaturised themselves and the passing of time has put that photo shoot into its true perspective.
    • What was wrong with the system that was in place before all these vulture companies came along?
    • After my arrest the vultures who gathered, waiting for my carcass, weren't just after me.
    • In the NHS, for example, vulture private firms now make a fortune from privatisation schemes, while nurses and other health workers suffer low pay and long working hours.
    • He also knew that once Larry accepted the job, Artie would have to wine and dine him because that's when the other vulture agents would fly in to seize him.
    • And there may be some current bond-holders who are simply following vulture instincts.
    • But people complain that traders have become like vultures in exploiting the situation and doubling prices.
    • Such vulture funds buy shares in investment trusts and then force a vote of stockholders which can compel trusts to offer a cash exit to shareholders at close to net asset value.
    • Only the action of vulture investors buying into the company has prevented the share price falling into single digits.
  • 2

    (greedy opportunist)
    buitre masculine