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How much does a condor eat?
Last Updated: 22nd April, 2020
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Furthermore, what does a condor eat?
Condors consume carrion (dead animal carcasses). They prefer the carcasses of large dead animals like deer, cattle and sheep, as well as marine mammals that have washed up on the shore along the coastline. However, they are also known to eat the carcasses of smaller animals like squirrels and rabbits.
Also Know, how much can a condor carry? Andean condors are massive birds, among the largest in the world that are able to fly. Because they are so heavy (up to 33 pounds), even their enormous 10-foot wingspan needs some help to keep them aloft. For that reason, these birds prefer to live in windy areas where they can glide on air currents with little effort.
Hereof, is a condor an eagle?
Condor is the common name for two species of New World vultures, each in a monotypic genus. The name derives from the Quechua kuntur. They are the largest flying land birds in the Western Hemisphere. The Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) which inhabits the Andean mountains.
Are Condors dangerous?
This magnificent bird was placed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 1973, and is in danger of becoming completely extinct in the near future. The primary factor in its demise is over hunting by humans that mistakenly believe Condors threaten their livestock.