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Western South America

Andean Condor

These birds may travel 200 miles a day to forage for food. They rarely flap their wings, relying instead on thermals and updrafts to keep them aloft.

After a large meal of carrion the condor may be too heavy to fly. It takes this opportunity to preen its feathers and socialize with other condors.

HABITATMountainous areas
LIFE Expectancy40-50 years

Fun Fact
When a cassowary or emu female mates, she lays the eggs, but the male incubates and raises them. The female may mate with 2 or 3 males a season.
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