Andean Condor Vultur gryphus


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BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Vultur gryphus. Downloaded from on 09/03/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 09/03/2021.