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Vultur gryphus

(Andean Condor)

Overview

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While hunting, all vultures ride air currents , using their wings . The Andean Condor, with the longest wingspan of any bird of prey (more than 10') can fly higher, longer , and father searching for food.

Near Threatened

Threat status

Interesting Facts

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Common Names

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Common Names in Arabic:

كندور الأنديز

Common Names in Aymara:

Kunturi

Common Names in Basque:

Andeetako kondor

Common Names in Belarusian:

Андскі кондар

Common Names in Breton:

Kondor an Andoù

Common Names in Bulgarian:

Южноамерикански кондор

Common Names in Catalan, Valencian:

Còndor dels Andes

Common Names in Chinese:

安地斯神鷹

Common Names in Croatian:

Andski kondor

Common Names in Czech:

Kondor Andsk, Kondor andský

Common Names in Danish:

Andeskondor

Common Names in Dutch:

Andescondor

Common Names in English:

Andean Condor

Common Names in Esperanto:

Anda kondoro

Common Names in Estonian:

Andi kondor, Andi Kondor (Kaeluskondor)

Common Names in Finnish:

Andienkondori

Common Names in French:

Condor des Andes

Common Names in Georgian:

კონდორი (ფრინველი)

Common Names in German:

Andenkondor

Common Names in Guarani:

Yryvu

Common Names in Hebrew (modern):

קונדור האנדים

Common Names in Hungarian:

Andoki kondor

Common Names in Indonesian:

Kondor Andes

Common Names in Irish:

Condar na nAindéas

Common Names in Italian:

Avvoltoio Delle Ande, Condor Delle Ande

Common Names in Japanese:

Kondoru, コンドル

Common Names in Latin:

Sarcoramphus gryphus

Common Names in Latvian:

Andu kondors

Common Names in Lithuanian:

Andų kondoras

Common Names in Luxembourgish, Letzeburgesch:

Anden Kondor

Common Names in Malayalam:

ആൻഡിയൻ കോണ്ടൂർ

Common Names in Mongolian:

Андын тас

Common Names in Navajo, Navaho:

Shádiʼááhdę́ę́ʼ jeeshóóʼ

Common Names in Norwegian:

Andeskondor

Common Names in Norwegian Nynorsk:

Andeskondor

Common Names in Polish:

Kondor Wielki

Common Names in Portuguese:

Condor dos andes, Condor-Dos-Andes

Common Names in Portuguese (Brazil):

Condor-Dos-Andes

Common Names in Quechua:

Kuntur

Common Names in Romanian:

Condor andin

Common Names in Russian:

Андский кондор

Common Names in Slovak:

Kondor Golierikat, Kondor veľký

Common Names in Slovenian:

Kondor

Common Names in Spanish:

C?ndor Andino

Common Names in Spanish, Castilian:

Cóndor Andino

Common Names in Swedish:

Kondor

Common Names in Turkish:

And kondoru, And Kondorunun

Common Names in Ukrainian:

Андійський кондор

Common Names in Vietnamese:

Thần ưng Andes

Common Names in Welsh:

Condor yr Andes

Description

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Physical Description

Size/Age/Growth

Males: 24-33 lbs ; females: 18-24 lbs. Wingspan: 10 feet or more. Lives to 50 years or more.

Habitat

Windy deserts, mountains, foothills, and coasts.

Vegetation: puna grasslands, arid montane scrubs, arid lowland scrubs, southern temperate grasslands, coastal rocky beaches • Maximum Elevation: 5,000 meters • Foraging Strata: Aerial • Center of Abundance: Upper montaine: mountains, upper range, above 3,600 m. • Sensitivity to Disturbance: Medium

Typically found at an altitude of 0 to 5,093 meters (0 to 16,709 feet).[1]

Ecology: It is found principally over open grassland and alpine regions up to 5,000 m , descending to lowland desert regions in Chile and Peru3,4, and over southern-beech forests in Patagonia.

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List of Habitats :

Biology

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Reproduction

Sexually mature at 6-8 years. Breeds once ever 2 years.

Taxonomy

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Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: 17-Oct-2001

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Vultur

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 1 species and subspecies in this genus:

V. gryphus (Andean Condor)

More Info

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Further Reading

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Notes

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Contributors

Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal December 09, 2007:

Identifiers

Footnotes

  1. Mean = 692.110 meters (2,270.702 feet), Standard Deviation = 911.270 based on 96,993 observations. Altitude information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
  2. BirdLife International 2008. Vultur gryphus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 05 February 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-11-29