Some birds have fleshy growths hanging or protruding from the head or the neck. When these are a normal part of their anatomy, they are called caruncles. Caruncles are often made of bare skin, though some may have a sparse covering... Read more »
The Andean Condor is one of the largest flying birds, with a wingspan of up to 10.5 feet. Andean Condors are native to the western part of South America, and are the national symbol of several South American countries.
Adult Andean Condors are black overall, with fluffy white feathers around the back of the neck and patches of white on the wings. Like vultures, condors have a relatively featherless head. Males sport a fleshy comb at the top of the head, along with a neck wattle.
Andean Condors are scavengers, like other species of condor and vultures. They feed on carrion which they find by traveling up to 120 miles a day.
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We're celebrating Vulture Week because this Saturday, September 6th, marks International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD). This commemorative day has been celebrated since at least 2009 and aims to highlight the importance of vultures and vulture conservation through education. The Andean Condor is... Read more »
International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD) is coming up soon! This Saturday, September 1, people all over the world will celebrate vultures. We've launched a new vulture landing page just in time for IVAD. Here you'll find links to all of our Birdorable vultures. We've got... Read more »
Here are two new Birdorable coloring pages for some cute coloring fun! They are the Andean Condor and Sandhill Crane, two new birds from our Birdorable Bonanza. Go to Coloring Pages to download these two new PDFs and check the Meet the Birds... Read more »