The Condor is a very big bird. It is the biggest flying bird in the world.
It is black and white. The male has got brown eyes and a red crest on the head.
The female is smaller than the male. It has got red eyes. It hasn’t got a crest.
The Condor lives on the Andes Mountains in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. In Argentina it lives on the Andes and in Patagonia.
The Condor is a bird of prey, but it doesn’t hunt. It eats meat from dead animals.
The Condor can fly very high. It can fly up to 6,000 metres.
When it opens the wings it can be 3 metres long.
It sleeps and nests in high caves.
The female lays only one egg every two years. The egg is white and it is 10 cm long.
The chicks can fly after six months, but they stay in the nest with the parents for one year.
The Condor can live for over 60 years.
The Condor is in danger of extinction because the man is advancing over its habitat.