Condors are New World vultures that are among the largest of flying birds. There are only two species, the Andean condor and the critically endangered California condor. They have black or dark brown plumage with white patches on the underside of the wings. They have a sharply hooked beak.
The condor is a scavenger; it means that condor feeds mainly on carrion, preferring the carcasses of deer, cattle, or sheep. It will also attack and eat rodents, fish, and birds. Condors can soar for hours over the ground in search of prey, but are able to do without food for days.