Birds of Colombia
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Genus: Vultur (1 species, 1 worldwide)
Zoo, Cusco, Peru
Colca Canyon, Peru
(Vultur gryphus) Female
One of the largest flying birds. Like a vulture, the Andean Condor feeds on carrion. Lack of puma kills as well as feral dogs have reduced numbers of this species. As has poisoning, sometimes from eating poisoned puma carcasses.
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