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Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus)

Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus)

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Andean Condor

Vultur gryphus

Adult male

As this was such a rare vulture to have the change to mount I wanted to make complete display being the largest flying creature in the world. The largest of the vulture family this bird is in excellent condition. Standing on a large fibre glass rock giving the base a baron look the dark brown/red rock was take for reference of the wild mountain regions of south America . This all sits above a bespoke cabinet which has a large draw which contains the remainder of the skeleton and artificial egg, artificial skull and a memory stick which contains a slideshow of photos of the condors live and the work I have put into the piece of work. The condor has its own skull with a skin mounted head to make the mount as original as possible. Two toes on the right foot of the condor are artificial these were lost years before its death for an infection in the foot.
The Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) is a species of South American bird in the New World vulture family Cathartidae and is the only member of the genus Vultur. Found in the Andes mountains and adjacent Pacific coasts of western South America, it has the largest wingspan (at 3.2 m or 10.5 ft) of any land bird.[2]

It is a large black vulture with a ruff of white feathers surrounding the base of the neck and, especially in the male, large white patches on the wings. The head and neck are nearly featherless, and are a dull red color, which may flush and therefore change color in response to the bird's emotional state. In the male, there is a wattle on the neck and a large, dark red comb or caruncle