Andean Condor

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Andean Condor

Vultur gryphus
Andean condors are among the largest birds in the world that are able to fly. The condor relies on its huge wings – they have the largest wing area of any bird – and strong winds to stay aloft. While soaring overhead, the condor uses its excellent eyesight to search the land below for carcasses.
Fact file:

Wingspan: Up to 10.5 ft

Weight: 3.3 – 4.3 ft

Weight: 24 – 33 lbs

Lifespan: Up to 70 yrs in captivity

Habitat: Desert, mountains, and coasts

Diet: Carrion

Current Range: Western South America