Project details

Andean condors are among the heaviest flying birds and as a consequence they are limited in their ability to use powered flight. Instead they cover hundreds of kilometres using updraughts. This project examines the extent to which they are limited by the availability of rising air, using Daily Diary loggers to reconstruct their flight paths in fine detail and quantify when and where they fly and how much it costs them.

Collaborators

Dr Sergio Lambertucci, CONICET-Universidad Nacional del Comahue, http://uncoma.academia.edu/SergioALambertucci

Funded by 

The Leverhulme Trust

National Geographic Global Environment Fund

National Geographic Society/ Waitt Grant