Andean Condor Vultur gryphus

Family: Cathartidae (New World vultures)

Authority: Linnaeus, 1758

Red List Category

Criteria: A4cde; C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
Whilst highly visible, this species is naturally scarce with a small global population, which is declining due to direct and indirect persecution by humans. Mass poisonings in Argentina, Colombia and Peru, with suspected cases in Ecuador and Bolivia, threaten this wide-ranging scavenger. A further substantial threat is lead poisoning, which has recently been found to be widespread across its range. The species is consequently listed as Vulnerable.

Population size: 6700

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 8,520,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Vultur gryphus. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.