Bird fauna in Argentina: raptors

Bird fauna in Argentina: raptors

Hawks, vultures, condors…

Andean Condor, Cóndor andino (Vultur gryphus)

Its impressive size, that may reach 3,50 m and its majestic flights up to 6,000 m have contributed to consider this bird a symbol of Andes mountain range. Like any other scavenger, condor has no feathers on the head and the male wears a crest. It lives in colonies, with a dominant male. The female only lays one egg at a time, every two years, and nests in rocky walls. It is a hunted specie and almost in danger.