By Josie March 20th, 2023
Both of these species are impressive birds of prey.
These majestic birds are known for their beauty, strength, and intelligence.
It weighs up to 14 pounds and has a wingspan of up to 7 feet.
This bird displays a remarkable contrast between its dark brown body feathers and its distinct white head and tail feathers.
They're an even larger bird with a wingspan of up to 10 feet and a weight of up to 33 pounds.
It has predominantly black feathers and a recognizable white ruff of feathers around its neck.
It primarily feeds on fish but will also prey on small mammals and birds.
The Eagle swoops down and snatches its prey and then carries it to a nearby perch or nest to consume it.
It uses its sharp eyesight and a strong sense of smell to locate its food.
The Andean Condor has a broader diet, as it feeds on carrion or the remains of dead animals.
It lays between one to three eggs, which both parents incubate alternatively.
Bald Eagles construct their sizable nests in tall trees located close to bodies of water.
They lay a single egg, and both parents take turns incubating it for approximately 54 days.
Andean Condors prefer to nest in rocky crevices or cliffs.
The Bald Eagle is known for its migratory nature: this bird often travels long distances to find food and breeding grounds.
The Andean Condor, on the other hand, is a non-migratory bird.
It typically stays in its home range throughout the year.
It prefers to live near bodies of water like rivers, lakes, and coastlines.
The Bald Eagle is found primarily in North America, from Alaska to Mexico.
It prefers to live in open areas like deserts, grasslands, and mountain ranges.
The Andean Condor is found in the Andes Mountains of South America, from Venezuela to Argentina.
Thanks to conservation efforts their has experienced an impressive resurgence.
Today, their population boasts almost 320,000 birds.
The Andean Condor is considered a vulnerable species by the IUCN.
At the moment, it is estimated that 10,000 of these birds remain in the wild.