The turkey vulture, also known in some North American regions as the turkey buzzard, and in some areas of the Caribbean as the John crow or carrion crow, is the most widespread of the New World vultures.
The turkey vulture is widespread over open country, subtropical forests, shrublands, deserts, and foothills. It is also found in pastures, grasslands, and wetlands. It is most commonly found in relatively open areas which provide nearby woods for nesting and it generally avoids heavily forested areas.
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I've seen language maps about where people say ... oh, for instance Y'all vs You guys vs Youse. I wonder if Turkey Vulture vs Turkey Buzzard is geographical or if it's a generation thing or a city/country thing. I grew up with buzzard, which was very confusing when I got the Europe where buzzard is a Buteo.