Condor

Condor is the name for two species of New World vultures, each in a monotypic genus. They are the largest flying land birds in the Western Hemisphere.

They are:

  • The Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) which inhabits the Andean mountains.
  • The California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) currently restricted to western coastal mountains of the United States and Mexico.

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