Andean Condor

Vultur gryphus

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About the Andean Condor


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Class: Aves  
Order: Falconiformes  
Family: Cathartidae   
Genus: Vultur  
Species: gryphus

The Andean condor has a bald head that will flush (become red) as an emotional response, especially during courting and mating rituals. The male has a comb on the head and a wattled neck. The condor has a hollow bone structure that helps in flight; it can soar as high as 18,000 feet in the air.