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noun
Turkey vulture or black vulture. A large carrion feeding bird of prey with a turkey-like bald red or black head.
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14 comments
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h
16 years ago

I find it quite interesting that Belizeans say 'jankro' too.

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16 years ago

Yup, I had to link like 35 words Jamaicans and Belizeans say the same. We are real similar, yet still very different.

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16 years ago

Thanks a lot for your contributions. We really appreciate it. If you dont mind me asking, how did you find out about Wiwords?

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A
16 years ago

I can't even remember, honestly

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a
16 years ago

How dis jankro no have peel out head? Mine a bogus jankro unno use a picture eno!

h
h
16 years ago

yu bline?

L
L
13 years ago

sexy jankro, spread 'em wings lol XDi wonder what other Caribbean nations say Jankro ;)

Jamaica
Jamaica
10 years ago

A fe mi ex-husband!

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Beny Wilson
9 years ago

Hola <br /> I am from Panama and in the Caribbean side of the country the english speaking communities also call the vultures "YanKro" suposedly as a corruption of "Giant Crow"<br /> I am amazed of how little I knew about caribbean cultures! Thanks a lot for the blog!!!

Belize
Belize
candy
8 years ago

Jankro is usually always seen in belize

British Virgin Isles.
British Virgin Isles.
Noel
5 years ago

Jankro is also a name of a god given by some Nigerians to their unseen cult god, this confraternity in Nigeria is represented by a merciless vulture and that must be ''Jankro''

Jamaica
Jamaica
Rowell
5 years ago

Heard of the one with the white on his head known as the pastor Johncrow that has to pray over the meat b4 the others can start eating

Jamaica
Jamaica
Leonard
3 years ago

Saw these birds in Jamaica recently never seen one before can anyone name them and what species

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Roberta
2 years ago

Could you please explain me the saying I found in a book "Indipendent Jankro fly high"? Thank you.