Andean Condor

Andean Condor


Inhabits western South America ranging from western Venezuela to Tierra del Fuego. Also can be found in Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and Argentina. Lives in the mountains and deserts.


They are active during the day and spend most of their time soaring. Both adults and juveniles are known to roost communally on ledges and shelves to rest.


Andean condors are primarily scavengers but have been observed to do some hunting of marmots, birds and rabbits.


They are monogamous and stay with their mate for lifetime. Andean condors do not construct a nest and lay a single egg on the bare, cliff ledge. The single egg is incubated for 54 to 58 days. Chicks are tended by both parents until they fledge at 6 to 7 months old. Juveniles remain with the parents for an average
of 2 years.


Their maximum lifespan in the wild is estimated at around 50 years. The oldest a wild-born, captive condor died at nearly 80 years old.

  • Latin name: Vultur gryphus
  • IUCN Red List – VU – vulnerable/ zagrożony
  • CITES Appendix I
  • EEP – European Endangered Species Programme

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