Vultur gryphus is flying birds in the giant, launched two wings up to 5 meters wide, so it is the world's largest raptors. And it's the highest flying bird on earth. Some people have measured it. It can fly to 8500 meters at the highest. You know, Mount Qomolangma is only 8848 meters. Vultur gryphus is really great.
The peak in the South American Andes remote Vultur gryphus life, often found in the coast of Peru. This huge bird, "king of birds" reputation, also called the Andes over tianjiao. It was so powerful and magnificent, qiyuxuanang, respect for the Chilean national bird, as the main symbol and the emblem of the national emblem.
Vultur gryphus in South America the highest mountain rock ledges in the mountains often nest, hovering over the tour. It has a keen eye, and can monitor the movements of the same kind within 15 kilometers. Once it was discovered that the circle of the same kind was shrinking, it knew that it had found the food, so they moved close there to share the good meal.
If the bird finds food such as dead fish, whales, seals, and terrestrial mammals on its top, it flies above them and then drops down to peck. After a full meal, you can keep off for two weeks.
Vultur gryphus although great body, excellent vision, but blunt claws, lack of ability to grasp the food, so it takes animal corpses, but also eat eggs, they will not kill the animal.
Due to changes in the environment for human survival and killing the number dropped, Vultur gryphus is now on the brink of extinction.