Andean Condor - Colca canyon, Arequipa.

Andean Condor - Colca canyon, Arequipa.
Species: Andean Condor   Vultur gryphus
Author: Miguel Lezama
Friday, June 9, 2017
Added to IBC: 18 Jun 2018 - 23:14
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Altitude (m): 
1661 meters


The Andean condor is considered a god in the Inca culture and plays an important role in the folklore and mythology of the Andean regions.

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Miguel Lezama, IBC1500690. Video of Andean Condor Vultur gryphus at Colca Canyon, Peru. Accessible at

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