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.
Dr Sergio Lambertucci, CONICET-Universidad Nacional del Comahue, http://uncoma.academia.edu/SergioALambertucci
The Leverhulme Trust
National Geographic Global Environment Fund
National Geographic Society/ Waitt Grant