The Andean condor Is The National Bird of Colombia. It is one of the world’s largest birds, a vulture with a wingspan of more than three meters.
It is also one of the world’s longest-living birds, often surpassing 70 years of age. The Andean condor was chosen as Colombia’s national bird because of its role in indigenous Andean culture.
It has been depicted in indigenous art since 2500 BC and was often considered “the ruler of the upper world” closely associated with the sun.