Andean condor

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Andean condor

A very large vulture (Vultur gryphus) found in the Andes Mountains.


(ˈkɒn dər, -dɔr)

n., pl. con•dors for 1; condors, con•do•res (kənˈdɔr eɪs) for 2.
1. a New World vulture, Gymnogyps californianus (California condor) now extinct in the wild, or Vultur gryphus (Andean condor): the largest flying bird in the Western Hemisphere.
2. a former gold coin of Chile or Ecuador bearing the figure of a condor.
[1595–1605; < Sp < American Spanish < Quechua kuntur]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Andean condor - large vulture of the high Andes having black plumage and white neck ruffAndean condor - large vulture of the high Andes having black plumage and white neck ruff
condor - the largest flying birds in the western hemisphere
genus Vultur, Vultur - a bird that is usually restricted to the Andean condor
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Lima, in the community of Carania, in the province of Yauyos, at an altitude of 4,200 meters, an Andean condor (Vultur gryphus), male, juvenile, was released.
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