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Andean condor (Vultur gryphus)
Subject: Andean condor (Vultur gryphus)
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Sarcoramphus gryphus - 1700-1880 - Print - Iconographia Zoologica - Special Collections University of Amsterdam - UBA01 IZ18100103.jpg
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Andean condor (Vultur gryphus)

Sarcoramphus gryphus
Date 1700-1880
Artist Jean-Baptiste Huet (1745–1811)
Source/Photographer Temminck pl. col. 408
Old Latin name Sarcoramphus gryphus
New Latin name Vultur gryphus
Common name Nederlands: Andescondor

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. Found in the Andes mountains and adjacent Pacific coasts of western South America, the Andean condor is the largest flying bird in the world by combined measurement of weight and wingspan. The Andean condor is a national symbol of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru and plays an important role in the folklore and mythology of the Andean regions.

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