Andean Condor
Creative Commons AttributionAndean Condor - Credit: Valdiney Pimenta
The Andean Condor is the only living species of the genus Vultur. A scavenger, it feeds off the carcasses of dead farm animals and deer, and although Paco tells Chatwin there are 'many,' it is now listed as 'near threatened' by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Its wingspan can reach up to three metres.