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Photographing the Andean Condor In the Andes of Chile

The Andean Condor is the most emblematic bird of the Andes. Thinking of an Andean Condor evokes images of towering mountains punctuated by snow-capped peaks and a large dark bird crossing the skies at a great height. In this photographic journey, Walter Baliero tells us about his experiences photographing the Andean Condor in the Andes […]

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Vultures in North, Central, and South America

Photo: Raul Vega.  This article is about the biology, ecology, natural history, and conservation of vultures in North, Central, and South America. These include Greater Yellow-headed Vulture, Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture, Turkey Vulture, American Black Vulture, King Vulture, Andean Condor, and California Condor. Table of Content Vultures in North, Central, and South America Food and Feeding

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Is the Andean Condor Capable of Killing Live Animals?

In recent years there have been reports of killings of the Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) throughout the Andean Region. At the center of these reports is the reason for this slaughter: Subsistence farmers hunt and poison it because the Andean Condor kills live animals decimating, in many cases, their only capital. The scientific and conservationist

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Andean Condors Poisoned in Argentina: 34 Birds Found Dead

A total of 34 Andean Condors (Vultur gryphus) were found dead in the Mendoza Region of Argentina. Based on the bird’s plumage, wildlife inspectors identified 20 males and 14 females. Moreover, 30 were adults, one sub-adult, two juveniles, and one was not aged due to a deteriorated plumage. A puma or cougar (Puma concolor), and