[Span.] The largest of known vultures. It is of the vulture kind, and lives on the highest Andes, building its nest 15,000 feet above the level of the sea. In winter these birds descend in groups to feed on the low grounds and the seashore. They possess the instinct of discovering a dead or dying animal at a very great distance, and though they feed principally on carrion they will sometimes seize living animals. The condor is usually 4 feet long, and has 9 feet spread of wing.