El cóndor andino, cóndor de los Andes o simplemente cóndor (Vultur gryphus) es una especie de ave de la familia Cathartidae que habita en Sudamérica. Se extiende por la cordillera de los Andes, cordilleras próximas a ella y las costas adyacentes de los océanos Pacífico y Atlántico. Es el ave no marina de mayor envergadura del planeta. No posee subespecies. Su nombre procede del quechua cùntur.
Key Population of Andean Condors Protected by Land Purchase in Ecuador | American Bird Conservancy
(Washington, D.C., January 24, 2014) About half of Ecuador's rare Andean Condors, among the world's largest flying birds, will be better protected through a just-completed, 7,000-acre conservation land purchase in Ecuador totaling $1.6 million and adding to the 1.8 million acres of protected habitat in the Antisana region—an area larger than the state of Delaware. The … Read More>>
The Rare Andean Condor
Andean condors are massive birds, among the largest in the world that are able to fly. Because they are so heavy (up to 33 pounds/15 kilograms), even their enormous 10-foot (3-meter) wingspan needs some help to keep them aloft. For that reason, these birds prefer to live in windy areas where they can glide on air currents with little effort. Andean condors are found in mountainous regions, as their name suggests, but also live near coasts replete with ocean breezes and even deserts that…