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         California Condor Endangered:     more books (25)
  1. California Condor, The (Endangered in America) by Alvin Silverstien, 1998-04-01
  2. Our American Endangered Wildlife: California Condor, Devils Hole Pupfish, Peregr by William A. / World Mint Associates Olofson, 1970-01-01
  3. The California Condor: Help Save This Endangered Species (Saving Endangered Species) by Alison Imbriaco, 2007-09
  4. California Condors (True Books: Animals) by Patricia A. Fink Martin, 2003-03
  5. The California Condor:A Saga of Natural History and Conservation (Ap Natural World) by Noel F. R. Snyder, Helen Snyder, 2000-04-30
  6. Condor's Egg (Endangered Species) by Jonathan London, 1999-02-01
  7. California condors return to Mexico.: An article from: Endangered Species Update by Denise Stockton, 2003-07-01
  8. California Condors: Saved by Captive Breeding (America's Animal Comebacks) by Meish Goldish, 2009-01
  9. California Condors (Returning Wildlife) by John Becker, 2004-01-30
  10. California condors take flight. (In Brief).(back from the end)(Brief Article): An article from: E by Chuck Graham, 2002-01-01
  11. Endangered Animals and Habitats - The Condor by Karen D. Povey, 2001-03-06
  12. On the brink of extinction: The California condor (Soar to success) by Caroline Arnold, 2001
  13. California Condors (The Untamed World) by Patricia Miller-Schroeder, Susan Ring, 2003-12
  14. California condor: Vanishing American : a study of an ancient and symbolic giant of the sky by Dick Smith, 1964

1. - Minneapolis Star Tribune, 'Endangered California ELibrary Is The
Endangered Species Report 6 Written by Holly L. Koppel The California condor, once revered by the native American tribes of California, were almost extinct by the early 1980's.

2. SchoolWorld Endangered Species Project: California Condor
Endangered/Threatened Species Report. Submitted by Ryan Paulsen and Frank YoungGrade 2 Fillmore Central School Fillmore, New York USA. California Condor
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Endangered/Threatened Species Report

Submitted by Ryan Paulsen and Frank Young
Grade 2- Fillmore Central School
Fillmore, New York U.S.A.
California Condor
California Condor

Source US Fish and Wildlife Service
Photographer Glenn Smart
COMMON California Condor
SCIENTIFIC Gymnogyps californianus
The California Condor weighs 9 kilograms.Their wingspan is almost 3 meters. Males and females look exactly alike when they are full grown. DIET: They eat dead animals. HABITAT: They live in caves, cracks, and potholes. They like warm climates and high altitudes.
They live in southern California.
Poachers shoot them. They eat poisoned bodies that are set out to trap coyotes. Their habitat is being ruined by people moving in.
People (researchers and scientists) are taking eggs from the wild and incubating them. ORGANIZATIONS US Fish and Wildlife Service are a sponsor of the program.
The Condors do not build nests. A female lays one egg every 2 years.

3. Condors
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Most of the information can be found on the nonfiction shelves in the 580's and 598's. Electronic Resources Use any magazine or newspaper database such as MasterFILE Elite , the Chicago Tribune , or the New York Times. NewsBank NewsFile Online and Newspaper Source are very useful because they include newspapers from California and other western states. All of these databases can be accessed from the main IMC menu. Some, but not all, can be accessed from the GBS IMC home page. Internet Sites Condors: Discovering Collection California Condor Conservation: Los Angeles Zoo California Condor Conservation Efforts: CRES Project at the San Diego Zoo California Condor Restoration: Peregrine Fund ... California Condor: California's Wild Heritage (California Fish and Game) California Condor: California's Threatened and Endangered Species (California Fish and Game) California Condor: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

4. Endangered Species Report #6--California Condor
Endangered Species Report 6 California Condor Written by Holly L.Koppel The California condor, once revered by the native American
Endangered Species Report #6 California Condor
Written by: Holly L. Koppel The California condor, once revered by the native American tribes of California, were almost extinct by the early 1980's. Now, they are a success story of hard work and determination by the two biggest breeding centers for the condors, the Los Angeles Zoo and the San Diego Zoo. From the brink of extinction, condors have been brought back and are now being released back into the wild. The first step was to learn more about the condor in hopes of finding out what was killing it and how to help. Scientists at the San Diego Zoo and L.A. Zoo concluded that there were three main threats to this species. The three threats were: hunting of the bird for game (the condor being 45 inches with a wingspan of 120 inches proved to be a very big prize for hunters), residues from pesticides such as DDT making condor eggshells so thin that the parent condors would accidentally crush the eggs while nesting, and finally lead poisoning from un-recovered deer shot by hunters. The California Condor is a scavenger, meaning they eat dead animals and with deer that were shot by hunters, the condors would end up inadvertently eating the bullets in the deer as well. Steps have been taken to try and minimize these risks, such as the banning of DDT, and putting the condor on the Endangered Species List (therefore making it illegal to hunt this bird). Unfortunately, there was little they could do for condors dying of lead poisoning other than asking hunters to use bullets made of non- toxic material and making sure that the buck shot was not left out in the wild.

5. California Condor, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
california condor. Gymnogyps californianus. Status endangered, except where there is an experimental population

California Condor

Gymnogyps californianus Status: Endangered, except where there is an experimental population (specific portions of Arizona, Nevada and Utah) photo by Scott Frier/Nikon Inc. Protection for this species under the Endangered Species Act — where it is listed, when it was listed, and other information. In the News Life History and Recovery Activities

6. California Condor
california's Threatened and endangered Species, Department of Fish Game california condor. Gymnogyps californianus. State Status endangered. (Listed 1971)
California Condor
Gymnogyps californianus
State Status Endangered (Listed 1971) Federal Status Endangered (Listed 1967)
The California Condor is the largest bird in North America. An adult can weigh up to 25 pounds and have a wing span of up to 9 1/2 feet! Adult condors are gray-black colored, with a triangle of white under the wings that is visible when the bird is soaring. The condor has a bare, pink-orange head, similar to a turkey vulture's. Immature condors have a dusky colored head, and the triangle under the wings is mottled. "Home Sweet
Home" California condors are found in the arid foothills and mountain ranges of southern and central California. They roost in rocky cliffs or in trees, from the late afternoon until the next mid-morning. As the temperature rises they take flight and catch thermals (updrafts of heated air), which carry them over foothills, grasslands and oak woodlands in search of food. Condors have been known to travel more than a hundred miles in two hours! "Aerial Accomplishments" California condors are amazing fliers. They can soar for hours on thermals; cover hundreds of miles, reach speeds of more than 55 mph, and altitudes of 15,000 feet!

7. California Condor (Endangered Species), Wildlife Species Information: U.S. Fish
Captive breeding is essential to the survival of critically endangered species likethe california condor; in fact, it may be the last hope of saving the condor
California condor, ( Gymnogyps
Line Art (.7 K image) Line Art (4.6 K image) [US FWS Line Art by Robert Savannah] Photograph (47.8 K image) [US FWS Photograph By Glen Smart] Archaeological evidence indicates that condors have been revered by western Native Americans for thousands of years and played a major role in their legends and rituals. Condors were considered sacred and capable of providing communication with the supernatural world as well as supernatural powers. In more recent times, the California condor has become the subject of an intense and sometimes controversial effort to save the species from extinction. Faced with rapidly declining numbers, scientists began collecting wild-laid eggs and capturing free-flying birds to breed them in captivity with the goal of eventually restoring the condor to its rightful place in the California skies. California condors are the largest birds in North America. They may weigh up to 25 pounds and have wingspans of 9 1/2 feet. California condors have bare heads and necks, dull gray-black feathers, and blunt claws. They have a triangle-shaped patch of white, visible only when airborne, that adorns the underside of their wings. California condors can soar on warm thermal updrafts for hours, reaching speeds of more than 55 miles per hour and altitudes of 15,000 feet.

8. Species Profile For California Condor
On March 11, 1967, the california condor was designated as endangered in the U.S.A. only, except where listed as an

9. AMNH - Expedition : Endangered
They were recognized as an endangered species in 1967. Thirty years later, thedomain of the california condor has shrunk to a few captive enclosures in
California Condor
Gymnogyps californianus Threats
alteration, urbanization, poisoning, shooting, colliding into power lines, pesticides, unknown factors
(extinct in the wild)
45-55 inches (114-140 cm)
20-23 pounds (9-10 kg) Wingspan: 9.1 feet (2.8 m) HABITAT: Rocky cliffs in mountainous terrain away from human disturbance; nearby open grasslands for feeding POPULATION: 100 in captivity CURRENT RANGE: Captive-breeding facilities in southern California CONSERVATION: Captive-breeding programs in effect; banning of dangerous pesticides; Species Survival Plan in effect; CITES trade restrictions; re-introduction efforts
  • When California condors were brought into zoos and bred in captivity, the young were fed by caretakers using hand puppets shaped like the heads of adult California condors. This was done to avoid imprinting (a learning mechanism by which young birds identify a particular object as their parent). Condors raised by this method and released into the wild were partly successfulÑthey did learn to hunt for food, but so far they have not bred.
  • During the winter of 1985-1986, four of the five known breeding pairs of wild California condors lost at least one member. In an attempt to save the
  • 10. Defenders Of Wildlife - California Condor
    individuals. In 1971, the california condor was also listed as endangeredunder the california endangered Species Act. The passage
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    California Condor
    The California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) is North America’s largest terrestrial bird, weighing up to 22 pounds with a wingspan of nine and a half feet. It can reach altitudes of 15,000 and may fly 140 miles a day in search of the carrion on which it feeds.

    11. Species Profile For California Condor
    On March 11, 1967, the california condor was designated as endangered inthe USA only, except where listed as an experimental population below.

    12. Endangered Species - California Condor
    Factsheet, pictures, and links for the california condor california condor. Scientific Name Gymnogyps californianus. Status endangered. Date Listed March 11, 1967

    13. The California Condor On The Colorado Plateau
    california condor reintroduction proposal for the Vermillion Cliffs, northern Arizona.TechnicalReport 86. Arizona Game and Fish, Nongame endangered Wildlife
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    The California Condor on the Colorado Plateau
    California condor. Photo by Neil Johnson, Los Angeles Zoo, courtesy of State of California. The California Condor ( Gymnogyps californianus ) is one of the world's rarest and most imperiled vertebrates. It was federally listed as an endangered species on March 11, 1967. The condor is a member of the family Cathartidae, the New World vultures, a family of seven species, including the closely related Andean condor ( Vultur gryphus ) and the sympatric turkey vulture ( Cathartes aura ). California condors are among the largest flying birds in the world. Adults weigh approximately 10 kilograms (22 pounds) and have a wing span up to 2.9 meters (9 ½ feet). California Condors returned to the Colorado Plateau after at least a 72-year absence in December 1996 with the release of 6 birds at the Vermilion Cliffs on the Paria Plateau in northern Arizona. Of the 35 condors so far released in Arizona, 14 have fallen prey to eagles, coyotes, power lines, and, in one case, a man with a shotgun. Tragedy struck hard in the spring of 2000 when 5 mature birds died of lead poisoning, probably from eating carrion contaminated with shotgun pellets. All the Arizona condors were brought in for testing, and at this writing (summer of 2000) most are being treated for lead poisoning ranging from mild to life-threatening.

    14. California Condor Profile
    U.S.A. and california endangered The california condor is North America's largest land bird. Adult condors have a bare, orange or yelloworange head and neck and a white bill. Both sexes of this species have similar coloration.
    California condor
    Gymnogyps californianus
    U.S.A. and California Endangered
    The California condor is North America's largest land bird. Adult condors have a bare, orange or yellow-orange head and neck and a white bill. Both sexes of this species have similar coloration. The body is mostly black, but the feathers on the back are edged with brown. The underside of each wing has a white triangle-shaped patch that extends outward from the sides of the body and can readily be seen when the birds are soaring overhead. A whitish wing bar is found on the uppersurface of each wing. The legs are pink.
    Immature condors have a dark head and neck that are covered with gray down. The underwing patch may vary from mottled white to nearly all black. The color of the head and neck turns orange and the underwing patches become white as immatures become adults at 5 to 6 years of age. As with all birds in the vulture family, California condors lack strong talons for killing prey and feed strictly on carrion. It is impossible for them to carry anything with their feet and they carry very little in their beak. They have never been known to attack a living animal. Condors require approximately 0.91 kg (2 pounds) of food a day, but after gorging, they can quickly convert food into fat and can go for days without eating. They gorge themselves again when another carcass is found. Their keen sight is helpful in locating food. Similar to turkey vultures ( Cathartes aura ), condors require large areas of open savannah, grasslands, and foothill habitat with rock outcrops and large trees for nesting and roosting. They nest on a bare surface on the floor of a cave, in a cliff face, or on a steep slope; no nest is constructed. Condors may not breed every year; when they do only a single egg is laid, usually between February and May. The egg is incubated by both adults. Incubation lasts approximately 59 days. The chick is raised by both parents with the food being brought to the nest in the crop of the adult and regurgitated. The young condor remains in the nest for 5 to 7 months at which age it can make short flights. It remains dependent on the adults until it is 12 to 14 months old.

    15. Reintroduction Of Native Species On The Colorado Plateau
    The california condor has been protected as an endangered speciesby federal law since 1967. Most of the condors living today are
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    Sources United States Geological Survey Biological Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Most Colorado Plateau ecosystems have been reduced functionally and ecologically by the loss of native species . Today, several reintroduction programs are underway:
    The Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program
    Mule Pack pup m580 released May 23, 1999. Photo by Janet Reed, USFWS. The Mexican gray wolf ( Canis lupus baileyi ) is the southernmost occurring, rarest, and most genetically distinct subspecies of gray wolf in North America. Mexican gray wolves, or lobos, were once common along the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. They roamed the ponderosa pine and mixed-conifer forests of the Mogollon Rim and White Mountains and extended south and eastward to central New Mexico, western Texas, and northern Mexico. By the early 1900's, however, growing numbers of livestock in the region and fewer and fewer natural prey species resulted in increasing numbers of livestock losses to wolves. Intensive efforts by the federal government were largely successful in eradicating Mexican wolves by the middle of this century. Since then a few wolves have been caught and killed; the last confirmed wild Mexican wolf was reported in the United States in 1970 and in Mexico in 1980.

    16. SchoolWorld Endangered Species Project: California Condor
    Project endangered/Threatened Species Report. Submitted by Daniel Blake Year4 Taabinga State School Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia california condor
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    Endangered/Threatened Species Report

    Submitted by Daniel Blake
    Year 4 - Taabinga State School
    Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia
    California Condor
    California Condor

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    The California Condor is one of the rarest birds of prey. The condor is mainly black with white under its wings. It has a bare head and the neck is orange and sometimes yellowish or grey.
    The condor has a very big wingspan of 3 metres. The only thing it eats is carrion (dead animals).
    Condors are only found in a small area of California. It lives in mountains and near cliff sides so it can breed and can make nests. There are no condors left in the wild because on April 19, 1987 the last condor in the wild was captured and went to the San Diego Zoo.
    Lead poisoning and illegal shooting caused most deaths of the condor. People shoot condors because they thought they killed their animals, but people had no proof of this.
    The first captive-bred condor was born on April 29, 1988.

    17. The Peregrine Fund - Notes From The Field - Asian Vulture Crisis
    propagation, release, and management with the ultimate goal of removing the speciesfrom the endangered Species List. The california condor recovery program is
    California Condor Restoration
    (February 2002) Goal:
    To establish self-sustaining populations of California Condors through captive propagation, release, and management with the ultimate goal of removing the species from the Endangered Species List.
    The California Condor recovery program is on track with a total number of 1 condors in existence at the end of the calendar year . It is interesting to note that there are now more free-flying condors in Arizona than existed for the entire species in 1987 when the last wild condor in California was brought into captivity. The total population then only consisted of 27 individuals. Meeting the recovery goal objectives of two disjunct wild populations of 150 birds each, with at least 15 breeding pairs in each of the populations for downlisting to "

    18. Condor
    california condor (Gymnogyps californianus) Factoid condors, the largest flyingbirds in North America, are monogamous and pair for life. Status endangered
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    (Gymnogyps californianus)
    F actoid: Condors, the largest flying birds in North America, are monogamous and pair for life.
    Status: Endangered Population: How many California condors once lived is not known. In 1982, there were fewer than 25 left in the wild. Today, their numbers have increased to approximately 200. Threats: Loss of habitat, shootings, pesticide residue, lead poisoning, and collisions with power lines.
    Survival: California condors are capable of reaching up to 60 years of age in the wild. Normally, condors breed once every two years, producing only one egg. If the egg is lost, they might be able to lay another. The male and female take turns incubating the egg and, once it hatches, feeding the offspring until it learns to find its own food, which could take a year. Playful and inquisitive, condors roost in large groups and communicate with a combination of hisses, growls, and grunts as well as a system of body language. Instead of flapping their wings, which can span more than nine feet from tip to tip, condors soar on wind currents. Like vultures, which are in the same family, they are scavengers, but instead of relying on their sense of smell they watch for other scavengers feeding on carrion.

    19. Global Show-n-Tell's California Condor Wing
    Global Shown-Tell. california condor Wing. This wing of our galleryis named after the california condor, an extremely endangered bird.
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    California Condor Wing
    This wing of our gallery is named after the California Condor, an extremely endangered bird. We have put artwork here that was done by young people ages 9 to 12 years old. This is a picture illustrated by Zach Trow from Newberg, Oregon. Zach attends Ewing Young Elementary and is in the 4th grade. His illustration is a scene from his story "Planet of the Sea and Islands." My name is Matthew Hynes. I am ten years old and I go to St.Peter's Elementary school in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada. Come visit my home page!
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    20. AZGFCalifornia Condors In Arizona Research
    The california condor was placed on the federal endangered species list in 1967.Critical habitat was identified and mortality factors were studied.

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