Adult in flight and landing.

Adult in flight and landing.
Species: Andean Condor   Vultur gryphus
Author: evmarck
Friday, April 16, 2004
Added to IBC: 4 Jan 2011 - 21:40
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Altitude (m): 
2855 meters


Approximately 30 (thirty !) condors were resting next to a mule's carcass. The birds seemed satiated and at ease, some flying rounds, others preening and resting.

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evmarck, IBC1185081. Accessible at

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evmarck, IBC1185081. Video of Andean Condor Vultur gryphus at Valle del Portillo, Chile. Accessible at

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