Birds of Colombia

    ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae (New World Vultures)  
Genus: Vultur (1 species, 1 worldwide)


Andean Condor
Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) Near Threatened
Zoo, Cusco, Peru  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Andean Condor
Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) Near Threatened
Colca Canyon, Peru  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Andean Condor
Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) Female Near Threatened
 
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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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