Andean Condor (Photograph Courtesy of Linda Schueller Copyright 2000)

Andean Condor (Photograph Courtesy of Linda Schueller Copyright 2000)

This photograph gives a reasonable look at the feet of this bird. Vultures do not have talons like those of an owl. Their claws are not specially adapted for grabbing live prey, but for hopping around on the ground and assisting to hold on while they tear into the flesh of an already dead animal.

Photograph:

Linda Schueller -- (Copyright 2000)

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