Which bird is the second heaviest flying bird and the heaviest bird of prey?
The heaviest flying bird is the Somali Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori struthiunculus), native to Africa, weighing about 14-18 kilograms (31-40 pounds). What is the second heaviest bird?
The second heaviest flying bird and the heaviest bird of prey is the Andean Condor. It can weigh up to 12 kilograms (27 pounds).
The Andean Condor (Vulture gryphon) is a large South American bird. It is a raptor and bird of prey in the Cathartidae family of vultures.
The Andean Condor is black with a white ruff (collar) around its neck. Its face and neck are pinkish-red and nearly bald.
It measures 100-130 centimetres (38-51 inches) in length, with a wingspan of 320 centimetres (126 inches) across. It is the largest flying bird in the world. It has an average lifespan of about 70 years.
Location of photographs: Tbilisi Zoo, Georgia
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM