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THE FLIGHT OF

CONDORRUTA AREQUIPA - CHIVAY - CABANACONDE (CANYON OF COLCA)

The Andean condor is recognized as one of the flying biggest birds in the planet after the traveling seabird. The adults end up measuring up to 142 cm of height, and enter 270 and 330 span cm, and they weigh from 11 to 15 kg the males and from 8 to 11 kg the females. They possess the naked and relatively small head, of generally reddish color, although the same one can change according to the state of spirit of the animal; I itch of very sharp border and finished in hook. The wings are long and wide, and the paws, not prehensile, they possess short and not very curved fingernails, and with the insert of the later high finger. The same ones are adapted for the march and for the subjection of the carrion.

They reach the sexual maturity approximately the eight years. The juvenile plumage of both sexes is of brown color until reaching in silent successive the black-blued characteristic plumage of the adults. A white wide band not stands out in the back of the wings and a white clear necklace totally closed to the front, it protects the naked skin of the neck.

The males present a crest or caruncle and pleats in the face and neck that increase of size with the age. They reach bigger weight and span that the females and their eyes are of brown color. The females don't possess crest although the same as the males present pleats. Their eyes are of reddish color.

It is also one of the birds that flies to more heights, using the upward vertical thermal currents of warm air they can reach with relative easiness the 7000 meters; then it can drift for hundred of kilometers almost without moving the extended wings, the condor consumes very little energy and grace to his dense plumage it can support gelid climates.

In the Canyon of Colca the flight of the condor is given, when the heat of the sun had heated the environment and you begins to generate upward and vertical currents of hot air, which are taken advantage of by these birds of great span to be able to raise flight.



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