Andean Condor

About the Andean Condor

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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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 10 July 2010
Scientific Name
Vultur gryphus
  • Ciconiiformes
  • Cathartidae
  • Vultur
  • V. gryphus
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Conservation Status
Near Threatened (as of 18 November 2018)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
40 to 53 inches
110 to 126 inches
208 to 528 ounces


From IUCN Red List:
The Andean Condor is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has a moderately small global population which is suspected to be declining significantly owing to persecution by man. It is consequently classified as Near Threatened.

International Names

Brazilian Condor-dos-andes
Chinese 安第斯神鹫
Czech kondor andský
Danish Andeskondor
Dutch Andescondor
Finnish andienkondori
French Condor des Andes
German Andenkondor
Italian Condor delle Ande
Japanese コンドル (kondoru)
Norwegian Andeskondor
Polish kondor wielki
Russian Андский кондор
Spanish Cóndor Andino
Swedish Kondor
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