Is a condor a vulture?
Andean condor. 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.
What does Condor mean?
Definition of condor. 1a. : a very large American vulture (Vultur gryphus) of the high Andes having the head and neck bare and the plumage dull black with a downy white neck ruff and white patches on the wings. — called also Andean condor.
What is a condor bird?
Jump to navigation Jump to search. 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 . They are: The Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) which inhabits the Andean mountains .