Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus)

Order: Cathartidae | Family: Cathartidae  | IUCN StatusNear Threatened

Age: Adults | Sex: Male and Female | Loc. Sta Eulalia, Lima

ge: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Sta Eulalia, Lima

Age: Juvenile Female | Sex: Female | Loc. San Fernando, Ica

Age: Adult & Juveniles | Sex: Female and Unknown | Loc. Colca, Arequipa

Identification & Behavior: ~110 cm (43.3 in). The adult Andean Condor is black with most of the upper side of the secondary flight feathers white. The head in both sexes is bare with a white neck collar. Males have a fleshy crest, which is missing in females. Juveniles are brown. The Andean Condor is unmistakable. It is much larger than a Turkey Vulture.

Status: The Andean Condor is generally uncommon to rare throughout its extensive range. It occurs at elevations ranging from sea level to over 4000 m. Its population status is unknown in parts of the species’ range. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.

Name in Spanish: Condor Andino.

Sub-species: Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) Linnaeus, 1758.

Meaning of Name: Vultur: L. Vultur=a vulture. gryphus: L. a griffin. A vulture with hooked bill

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Distribution Map
andean condorVoice:
Generally silent.

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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 11/09/2014.

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