Andean condor


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large vulture of the high Andes having black plumage and white neck ruff

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After being found, the Andean condor was delivered in temporary custody by the ATFFS Sierra Central to the Huancayo Municipal Zoo, where it was placed under observation in an isolated environment to avoid the risk of contagion of possible diseases and facilitate its feeding and rehydration under free conditions.
A 28-year-old female Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) housed in an outdoor exhibit at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PA, began showing signs of weakness.
Dr Emily Shepard The Andean Condor is one of the largest flying birds in the world.
Once, I was even called a vulture, although that was at a fancy dress party and I'd actually gone as an Andean condor but got the beak slightly wrong.
While the occasional Andean condor can be spotted soaring overhead, Andean geese, puna teal, and giant coots, or waders such as Wilson's phalaropes, Andean avocets, and puna plovers are commonly found in the lakes below.
Scheduled to appear with Krathwohl are an Andean Condor, vulture, hawks, falcons, owls and other exotic birds.
Triky's pals include Ali, a mini Mideast chameleon; and Fly, an Andean condor chick.
Appendix I includes rhinoceroses, lemurs, the tiger, the Andean condor, Spix's macaw, sea turtles, the Galapagos tortoise, and the monkey-puzzle tree.
The Andean Condor was kept at the Hancock Museum between 1886 and 1911 after arriving on Tyneside from Chile.
But now natural history experts want a stuffed Andean Condor bird, which is in Newcastle's Hancock Museum, to have a plaque of its own.
The list includes the African crowned eagle, which has claws that can crush a monkey's head, and an Andean condor with a wing span almost twice the height of most humans.
While a majestic Andean condor sweeps low over our heads, we scramble up a precipitous arroyo to a knife-edge ridge between two watersheds.
There are two species of condor, the Andean condor and the California condor.
The Andean condor (right) from South America is the heaviest bird of prey.
As the California condor population dropped into the double digits in the 1970s, park specialists began practicing condor preservation with the not-so-rare Andean condor as the "guinea.