By Josie  March 20th, 2023

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Andean Condor


Both of these species are impressive birds of prey. 

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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.

Appearance of the Bald Eagle

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.

Appearance of the Andean Condor

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.

Feeding Habits of the Bald Eagle

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.

Feeding Habits of the Andean Condor

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.

The Bald Eagle: Nesting & Breeding

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 Andean Condor: Nesting & Breeding

The Bald Eagle is known for its migratory nature: this bird often travels long distances to find food and breeding grounds.

Migration of the Bald Eagle

The Andean Condor, on the other hand, is a non-migratory bird.

Migration of the Andean Condor

It typically stays in its home range throughout the year.

It prefers to live near bodies of water like rivers, lakes, and coastlines.

Habitat of the Bald Eagle

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.

Habitat of the Andean Condor

Thanks to conservation efforts their has experienced an impressive resurgence.

Conservation Status of the Bald Eagle

Today, their population boasts almost 320,000 birds.

The Andean Condor is considered a vulnerable species by the IUCN.

Conservation Status of the Andean Candor

At the moment, it is estimated that 10,000 of these birds remain in the wild.

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