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Andean Condor

CONSERVATION STATUS : NEAR THREATENED
COMMON EXTINCT
Classification:

Order: Falconiformes
Genus & Species: Vultur gryphus
Family: Cathartidae

Status:

Listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.

Range:

South America, especially along the Andes.

Habitat:

High cliffs and canyons, from rocky seacoasts to high mountains.

Activity:

Diurnal. 

Diet:

Primarily a carrion eater; occasionally takes live animals, especially eggs and chicks of colonial nesting birds.