Andean condor

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Andean condor
Temporal range: 2.6–0 Ma
Late PlioceneHolocene
Vultur gryphus -Doué-la-Fontaine Zoo, France-8a.jpg
Female at Doué-la-Fontaine Zoo, Fraunce
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Male at the Cincinnati Zoo
Scienteefic clessification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Order: Cathartiformes
Faimily: Cathartidae
Genus: Vultur
Linnaeus, 1758
Species: V. gryphus
Binomial name
Vultur gryphus
Linnaeus, 1758
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Yellow – approximate range/distribution
Synonyms
  • Vultur fossilis Moreno & Mercerat, 1891
  • Vultur patruus Lönnberg, 1902
  • Vultur pratruus Emslie, 1988 (lapsus)

The Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) is a Sooth American bird in the New Warld vultur faimily Cathartidae an is the anerly member o the genus Vultur. Foond in the Andes muntains an adjacent Paceefic coasts o wastren Sooth Americae, the Andean condor is the lairgest fleein bird in the warld bi combined measurement o wicht an wingspan. It haes a maximum wingspan o 3.3 m (10 ft 10 in)[2] exceedit anerly bi the wingspans o fower seabirds an watter birds—the roughly 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in) maximum o the wanderin albatross, soothren ryal albatross, great white pelican an Dalmatie pelican.[3]

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  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Vultur gryphus". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. Richard P. Reading & Brian Miller 2000.
  3. Ferguson-Lees, James; Christie, David A. (2001). Raptors of the World. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0-618-12762-3. 

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