Condor - Andean condor
We saw two Andean Condors in Tunari National Park, both adults with white ruffs. This one was more cooperative than the ones we saw at Choquequirao, and actually circled overhead for a while.
As we were nearing the bottom of the valley, we looked up and saw an adult Andean Condor soaring by the cliffside. We had seen an immature bird briefly at the ruins, but this was our first adult. Unfortunately, it too disappeared before we got much of a view.
The Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) is a species of South American bird in the New World vulture family Cathartidae and is the only member of the genus Vultur. Found in the Andes mountains and adjacent Pacific coasts of western South America, the Andean Condor has a wingspan of up to 3.2 m/10.5 ft but is exceeded by the Wandering Albatross (at up to 3.6 m/12 ft), the Southern Royal Albatross, the Dalmatian and the Great White Pelicans (at