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Vultur gryphus (Andean Condor)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) is a South American bird in the New World vulture family Cathartidae and is the only member of the genus Vultur.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
59
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
67
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 43.7023
EDGE Score: 4.49317

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  24.91 lbs (11.30 kg)
Female Weight [1]  22.27 lbs (10.10 kg)
Male Weight [1]  27.56 lbs (12.50 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  23.8 %
Female Maturity [2]  7 years
Male Maturity [2]  7 years
Clutch Size [2]  1
Incubation [2]  56 days
Maximum Longevity [2]  75 years
Wing Span [3]  10.0 feet (3.05 m)

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Atacama desert Chile Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Bolivian montane dry forests Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Bolivian Yungas Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Cauca Valley montane forests Colombia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Central Andean dry puna Argentina, Bolivia, Chile Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Central Andean puna Argentina, Bolivia, Peru Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Central Andean wet puna Peru, Bolivia Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Chilean matorral Chile Neotropic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Cordillera Central páramo Ecuador, Peru Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Cordillera de Merida páramo Venezuela Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Cordillera Oriental montane forests Colombia, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Dry Chaco Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Cordillera real montane forests Ecuador, Colombia, Peru Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Espinal Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
High Monte Argentina Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands  
Low Monte Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Magdalena Valley montane forests Colombia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Magellanic subpolar forests Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Northern Andean páramo Ecuador, Colombia Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Northwestern Andean montane forests Colombia, Ecuador Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Patagonian steppe Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Peruvian Yungas Peru Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Santa Marta páramo Colombia Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Sechura desert Peru Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Southern Andean steppe Argentina, Chile Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Southern Andean Yungas Bolivia, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Valdivian temperate forests Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bosques Petrificados Monumental Natural National Monument III 151218 Santa Cruz, Argentina  
Cinturon Andino Cluster Biosphere Reserve 433176 Colombia  
El Rey National Park II 110298 Salta, Argentina
Lago Puelo National Park II 47607 Chubut, Argentina
Laguna Blanca National Park II 19735 Neuquen, Argentina  
Lanín National Park II 536819 Neuquen, Argentina
Los Alerces National Park II 463045 Chubut, Argentina  
Los Glaciares National Park II 1329020 Santa Cruz, Argentina
Madidi National Park II 3194501 Bolivia  
Nahuel Huapi National Park II 759703 Argentina  
Parque Nacional Fray Jorge National Park II 22266 Coquimbo, Chile  
Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael National Park II 4560904 Aisén, Chile  
Parque Nacional Torres del Paine National Park II 542393 Magallanes, Chile  
Perito Moreno National Park II 234320 Santa Cruz, Argentina  
Reserva Biologica de la Cordillera de Sama Biological Reserve IV 265144 Bolivia  
Reserva de Huascarán National Park II 844711 Ancash, Peru  
Reserva de la Biosfera Araucarias Biosphere Reserve 231866 Chile  
Reserva de la Biosfera de Pozuelos Biosphere Reserve 988422 Argentina  
Reserva de la Biosfera San Guillermo Biosphere Reserve 2446343 Argentina  
Reserva del Noroeste Biosphere Reserve 571807 Peru  
Reserva Nacional de Fauna Ulla Ulla National Fauna Reserve 559837 Bolivia  
Reserva Nacional Lauca National Park II 349990 Chile  
Tierra Del Fuego National Park II 172861 Argentina

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Abra Grande Argentina A1, A2
Alto Calilegua Argentina A1, A2, A3
Alto Quindío Colombia A1, A2, A3
Alto Valle Santa Eulalia-Milloc Peru A1, A2
Aluminé-Moquehue Argentina A1, A2, A3
Area Natural Protegida Auca Mahuida Argentina A1
Azurduy Bolivia A1
Bosque de Polylepis de Madidi Bolivia A1, A2
Bosque de Polylepis de Mina Elba Bolivia A1, A2, A3
Bosque de Polylepis de Sanja Pampa Bolivia A1, A2
Bosque de Polylepis de Taquesi Bolivia A1, A2
Canal Beagle Argentina A1, A2
Caspala y Santa Ana Argentina A1, A2, A3
Cerro Negro de San Antonio Argentina A1, A2
Cerro Pintado Colombia A1, A2, A3
Chalhuanca Peru A2
Champará Peru A1, A2, A3
Cordillera Huayhuash y Nor-Oyón Peru A1, A2, A3
Cotahuasi Peru A1, A2, A3
Cuenca Cotacajes Bolivia A1, A2, A3
Cuencas de Ríos Caine y Mizque Bolivia A1, A2, A3
Cuesta de las Higuerillas Argentina A1, A2
Cuesta del Clavillo Argentina A1, A2
Cuesta del Obispo Argentina A1, A2, A3
Cuesta del Totoral Argentina A1, A2
Eco-parque Los Besotes Colombia A1, A2, A3
El Fuerte y Santa Clara Argentina A1, A2
El Infiernillo Argentina A1
Extensión Límite Este y Sur del Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi Argentina A1, A2, A3
Finca Las Costas/Cordón Lesser Argentina A1
Fincas Santiago y San Andrés Argentina A1, A2
La Cornisa Argentina A1, A2
Lago La Plata: Fontana Argentina A1, A2, A3
Lago Poopó y Río Laka Jahuira Bolivia A1, A2, A3, A4i
Laguna de los Cóndores Peru A1, A2, A3
Laguna de Varvarco Campos y Tapia Argentina A1
Laguna Guayatayoc Argentina A1, A4i
Laguna Purulla Argentina A1, A4i
Lagunas de Agua Dulce del Sureste de Potosí Bolivia A1
Lagunas Runtuyoc: Los Enamorados Argentina A1, A4i
Lagunas Salinas del Suroeste de Potosí Bolivia A1, A4i, A4iii
Lagunas San Miguel y El Sauce Argentina A1, A2
Lagunillas Argentina A1
Lotes 32 y 33, Maíz Gordo Argentina A1
Luracatao y Valles Calchaquíes Argentina A1
Monumento Natural Laguna de Los Pozuelos Argentina A1, A4i, A4iii
Pampichuela Argentina A1, A2
Parque Nacional Baritú Argentina A1, A2
Parque Nacional Calilegua Argentina A1, A2
Parque Nacional Campo de los Alisos Argentina A1, A2
Parque Nacional Cotopaxi Ecuador A1, A4i
Parque Nacional El Leoncito Argentina A1, A2
Parque Nacional El Rey Argentina A1, A2
Parque Nacional Huascarán Peru A1, A2, A3
Parque Nacional Lago Puelo: Parque Provincial Río Turbio Argentina A1, A2, A3
Parque Nacional Laguna Blanca Argentina A1, A3, A4i
Parque Nacional Lanín Argentina A1, A2, A3
Parque Nacional Los Alerces y Laguna Terraplén Argentina A1, A2, A3
Parque Nacional Los Cardones Argentina A1
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares y adyacencias (Estancias El Sosiego, La Soledad y Anita) Argentina A1, A2, A3, A4i
Parque Nacional Perito Moreno y Reserva Provincial San Lorenzo Argentina A1, A2, A3, A4i
Parque Nacional Quebrada del Condorito y Reserva Hídrica Provincial Pampa de Achala Argentina A1, A2
Parque nacional Sajama Bolivia A1
Parque Nacional Sangay Ecuador A1, A2, A3
Parque Nacional Sierra de las Quijadas Argentina A1, A2
Parque Nacional Talampaya Argentina A1, A3
Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego y Reserva Provincial Corazón de la Isla Argentina A1, A3
Parque Provincial Copahue-Caviahue Argentina A1, A3
Parque Provincial Cumbres Calchaquíes Argentina A1, A2
Parque Provincial La Florida Argentina A1, A2, A3
Parque Provincial Laguna Pintascayoc Argentina A1, A2
Parque Provincial Los Ñuñorcos y Reserva Natural Quebrada del Portugués Argentina A1, A2, A3
Parque y Reserva Nacional Nahuel Huapi Argentina A1, A2, A3
Península Mitre Argentina A1, A3, A4i, A4ii, A4iii  
Queñoales de Santa Catalina Argentina A1, A2
Quebrada de las Conchas Argentina A1
Quebrada del Toro Argentina A1
Río Abiseo y Tayabamba Peru A1, A2, A3
Río Santa María Argentina A1, A2
Reserva Biológica Cordillera de Sama Bolivia A1, A2, A3
Reserva de la Biosfera Parque Nacional San Guillermo Argentina A1
Reserva Ecológica Antisana Ecuador A1, A4i
Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca Ecuador A1, A2, A3
Reserva Nacional de Flora y Fauna Tariquía Bolivia A1, A2, A3
Reserva Nacional de Paracas Peru A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4ii
Reserva Nacional Pampa Galeras Peru A1, A3
Reserva Natural de La Angostura Argentina A1, A2
Reserva Natural Las Lancitas Argentina A1, A2
Reserva Provincial de Uso Múltiple Laguna Leandro Argentina A1
Reserva Provincial El Payén Argentina A1
Reserva Provincial Laguna Brava Argentina A1, A4i
Reserva Provincial Lagunas de Epulaufquen Argentina A1, A2, A3
Reserva Provincial Olaroz-Cauchari Argentina A1, A4i
Reserva Provincial Tromen Argentina A1
Reserva Provincial y de la Biosfera Laguna Blanca Argentina A1, A4i
Ruinas de Quilmes Argentina A1
Salar del Hombre Muerto Argentina A1, A4i
San Francisco-Río Jordan Argentina A1, A2
San Lucas Argentina A1
Santa Victoria, Cañani y Cayotal Argentina A1, A2, A3
Serranía de Aguarague Bolivia A1, A2, A3
Sierra de Ambato Argentina A1
Sierra de Metán Argentina A1
Sierra de Santa Victoria Argentina A1
Sierra de Zenta Argentina A1
Sierra Rosario de la Frontera Argentina A1
Sierras de Carahuasi Argentina A1
Sierras del Norte Cordobés Argentina A1
Sistema de lagunas de Vilama-Pululos Argentina A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Sistema Uritorco Argentina A1, A2
Socompá-Llullaillaco Argentina A1, A4i
Tiraxi y Las Capillas Argentina A1, A2
Valle Colorado y Valle Grande Argentina A1
Valle del Río Collón Curá Argentina A1, A3
Valle del Río Frío Colombia A1, A2, A3
Vertiente Sur del Parque Nacional Tunari Bolivia A1, A2, A3
Yala Argentina A1, A2
Yavi y Yavi Chico Argentina A1, A2
Yungas Superiores de Apolobamba Bolivia A1, A2, A3, A4i
Yungas Superiores de Madidi Bolivia A1, A2, A3
Yungas Superiores de Mosetenes y Cocapata Bolivia A1, A2, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Chilean Winter Rainfall-Valdivian Forests Chile No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No

Emblem of

Bolivia, Plurinational State Of
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Africam Safari (Africam, S. A.)
Akron Zoological Park
Albuquerque Biological Park
Alexandria Zoological Park
Almaty State Zoo of Kazakhstan
Australia Zoo
Bergen County Zoological Park
Bramble Park Zoo
Brandywine Zoo
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Calgary Zoo, Garden & Prehistoric Park
Chessington World of Adventures, Ltd.
Chicago Zoological Park
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Colchester Zoo
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Dallas Zoo
Denver Zoological Gardens
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Fundacao Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo
Fundacion Zoológica del Ecuador
Fundacion Zoologica de Cali
Granby Zoo / Zoo de Granby
Grand Parc Du Puy Du Fou
International Animal Exchange, Inc.
International Centre for Birds of Prey
Jardin Zoologico de Cdad.Buenos Aires
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Knoxville Zoological Gardens
Le Pal, Parc Animalier
Leningrad Zoo - St. Petersburg
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Lotherton Bird Garden
Miami Metrozoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Wybrzeza
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny, Plock
Mill Mountain Zoo
Monde Sauvage Safari SPRL
Montgomery Zoo
Moscow Zoological Park
Mountain View Conservation & Breeding
Nat'l Zoological Gardens of S. Africa
National Aviary in Pittsburgh
Natural Encounters, Inc.
Nogeyama Zoological Gardens Yokohama
North of England Zoological Society
Novosibirsk Zoological Park
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Opolu, Opole
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Poznaniu
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Osaka Municipal Tennoji Zool. Gdns.
Parc Paradisio S.A.
Parc Zoologique d'Amneville
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie
Parque Recreativo y Zool. Piscilago
Parque Zoologico Santa Fe
Patronato del Parque Zoologico de Leon
Phoenix Zoo
Riga Zoo
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Diego Wild Animal Park
San Diego Zoo
Sedgwick County Zoo
South Lakes Wild Animal Park
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Taronga Zoo
Tbilisi Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo
Tiergarten der Stadt Nürnberg
Tracy Aviary
Turtle Back Zoo
Ueno Zoological Gardens
Vogelpark (Birdpark) Avifauna
Welsh Mountain Zoo
White Oak Conservation Center
Wildlife World Zoo
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid (GRPR)
Zoo Boise
Zoo de Doue-la-Fontaine
Zoo Dortmund
Zoo Hannover GmbH
Zoo New England, Franklin Park Zoo
Zoo of Antwerp
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zool.Nacional Parque Metro De Santiago
Zoologicka zahrada Ostrava
Zoologicka zahrada Bojnice
Zoologischer Garten Wuppertal

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Wallace, MP and S. Temple. 1987. Competitive interactions within and between species in a guild of avian scavengers Auk 104: 290–295 2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 3National Geographic Magazine - January 2016 - Vultures - Elizabeth Royte
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access