Getting to know the "Pico el Águila", home of the Andean Condor, State. Merida, Venezuela
This bird lives in mountainous places of low temperatures, can weigh up to 15 kg, are usually black, but have a characteristic white "collar", in addition to some marks of the same color on the wings. Like their relatives, Californian condors, Andean condors have bald heads. These birds are vultures, they usually feed on carrion, large animals (wild or domesticated), sometimes they attack the nests of other birds where they lay their eggs.
These long-lived birds have survived more than 75 years in captivity, but they breed slowly. Each breeding pair has only one calf every two years, and both parents must take care of it for a full year.
In the images you can visualize the cold weather that exists in these mountains (-5°C).
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