andean condor

andean condor facts

Name: Condor, Condor Andino / Andean Condor
Scientific Name: Vultur gryphus
Family: Cathartidae
Order: n/a
Size: It’s between 110 to 120cm tall (47.8 – 52.2in). With wingspan of up to 3 meters (1180 in)
Weight: n/a

Description:
Large bird with a striking presence. It has long wings and a hooked break. No hair on the head and neck has white fur. The male has red crest in its head. Both male and female have a white collar on neck, while youth do not.

Reproducing:
The gestation period lasts about 60 days. It lays an egg every 2 years and the offspring remains in the nest until 6 months old.

Distribution:
All Chile.

Residence:
All year

Food:
Carnivore, scavenger.

Habitat:
Files in all environments, usually put their nests in mountainous areas with cliffs, far from human contact.

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