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culture vulture

Someone who has an avid interest in the arts. Helen is quite the culture vulture. She attends the theater at least once a month.
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culture vulture

someone whom one considers to be excessively interested in the (classical) arts. She won't go to a funny film. She's a real culture vulture. They watch only highbrow television. They're culture vultures.
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culture vulture

An individual with a consuming or excessive interest in the arts. For example, A relentless culture vulture, she dragged her children to every museum in town. This slangy term may have been originated by Ogden Nash, who wrote: "There is a vulture Who circles above The carcass of culture" ( Free Wheeling, 1931). [1940s]
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culture vulture

a person who is very interested in the arts, especially to an obsessive degree.
The image of a vulture here is of a greedy and often undiscriminating eater.
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culture-vulture

1. n. an avid supporter of the arts. Many culture-vultures seem to be long on enthusiasm and short on taste.
2. n. someone who exploits the arts for monetary gain. Some culture-vultures are throwing a wine and cheese party on behalf of some of the young dolts they have grubstaked.
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The continued poisoning of species of critically endangered vultures will soon see them extinct, four organizations warned yesterday.
Of the four vultures tagged in previous years, two are known to have died, at least one by electrocution.
Since 2014, 17 Egyptian vultures and three eagles (two Steppe eagles and one Lesser Spotted eagle) have been fitted with tags.
Across all of the banks there are 28,000 mortgage holders who have splitarrangements with financial institutions, who have been engaging with banks and making repayments and are now left wondering if their loans could be snapped up by ruthless vultures.
The Gyps Vulture Conservation Centre in the Changa Manga Forest Reserve near Lahore is the only off-site conservation initiative in Pakistan which is dedicated to protecting the current population along with a captive breeding programme to increase the birds' population since 2005 after India launched a campaign to protect the population of vultures in the region.
At the Vulture Restoration Project in Changa Manga they are playing the long game.
For more information on Vulture Fest check out the Makana Boardwalk Events Facebook page.
It was a really solid piece of work by the vultures," said Gelber, whose GMC Yukon suffered $2,500 of damages.
Vultures might not have the best reputation because of their feasting on dead things.
Other vulture remains were several meters away on the trail leading to water level.
This study suggests that despite being smaller in size, the lesser yellow-headed vulture has an advantage as it arrives at carcasses first and may have a greater ability to consume more flesh due to a larger gape width.
Global declining populations of Himalayan Griffon (Gyps himalayensis) in South Asia have arisen the alarming situation, which highlighted the need to explore the current status of this vulture in the region.
PESHAWAR -- WWF-Pakistan organised an event to mark International Vulture Awareness Day 2016 in collaboration with the Lahore Zoo, says a press release issued here on Friday.
Vulture (Accipitridae) poisonings are a concern in South Africa, with hundreds of birds dying annually.
Correspondingly, our study assessed the status of breeding and overall population of Himalayan Griffon vulture Gyps himalayensis around Himalayan ranges of Muzaffarabad and Hattian districts, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan during the years 2005, and 2007-2010 (year 1, 2-5).