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Colca Canyon, Peru - May 14 2010: The Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) at the El mirador Cruz del Condor. - The Colca Canyon is a canyon of the Colca River. It's one of the deepest canyons in the world. It is Peru's third most-visited tourist destination. The canyon is famous for the Andean condor (Vultur gryphus). "El mirador Cruz del Condor" is a popular tourist lookout to view the condors.

Neotropical realm - wildlife of the temperate zones (subtropics) of Central and South America: 1) Vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus); Venezuelan red howler (Alouatta seniculus); 3) Hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus); 4) Andean condor (Vultur gryphus); 5) Southern opossum (Didelphis marsupialis); 6) Toco toucan (Ramphastos toco); 7) Pampas deer (Ozotoceros bezoarticus); 8) Scrub Tanager (Tangara Vitriolina); 9) Spangled coquette (Lophornis stictolophus); 10) Lama; 11) Collared peccary (Pecari tajacu); 12) Agouti (Dasyprocta); 13) Brazilian guinea pig (Cavia aperea); 14) Giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla); 15) Greater rhea (Rhea americana); 16) Jagur (Panthera onca); 17) Bushmaster snake (Lachesis muta); 18) Túngara frog (Engystomops pustulosus); 19) Water Opossum (Chironectes minimus); 20) Nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus); 21) Spotted nothura (Nothura maculosa); 22) South American lungfish (Lepidosiren paradoxa). Lithograph after a drawing by Friedrich Specht (German animal painter, 1839 - 1909), published in 1897.

Colca Canyon, Peru - Peru 18, 2022; The Andean condor is a South American bird found in the Andes mountains and adjacent Pacific coasts of western South America. The Andean condor is the largest flying bird in the world by combined measurement of weight and wingspan. It has a maximum wingspan of 3.3 m (10 ft 10 in) and weight of 15 kg (33 lb). It is generally considered as the largest bird of prey in the world.

The majestic Andean condor is one of the world’s largest flying birds, with an 11-foot wingspan and up to 33 pounds in weight. Condors have become rare in northern South America due to hunting and habitat loss, but remain present in Patagonia and abundant in certain areas. In the Patagonian and Andean Steppes, these scavengers used to consume guanaco and vicuña carcasses almost exclusively, but they now feed also on remains of livestock and introduced species such as European hare and red deer.

The Temple of the Condor in Machu Picchu is a breathtaking example of Inca stonemasonry. A natural rock formation began to take shape millions of years ago and the Inca skillfully shaped the rock into the outspread wings of a condor in flight. On the floor of the temple is a rock carved in the shape of the condor's head and neck feathers, completing the figure of a three-dimensional bird. Historians speculate that the head of the condor was used as a sacrificial altar.

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