Flagship species: Vultur gryphus, (Andean Condor)
The Andean Condor is the biggest and heavier flying bird in the world. It reaches up to 3,3 meters wide in size. The adult Condors are black, they have white feathers on the back of the wings and they show a white necklace. Over their heads and part of their neck they have short, thick and rough feathers, as a result of the adaptation to their scavenging habits. The skin in this zone is soft and loose forming folds of reddish-purpurea coloration (Hilty & Brown, 1986).