The California condor

Audubon Wildlife Report
Edited by: Roger L. Di Silvestro


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The California condor (Gymnogyps californicus), with a weight of 18 to 22 pounds and a wingspan of approximately nine feet, is one of the largest land birds in the Western Hemisphere. It is one of seven species of New World vultures in the family Cathartidae, which includes the more familiar and much smaller North American species, the turkey vulture (Cathartes aura).1

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Organization Series
Title The California condor
Series title Audubon Wildlife Report
ISBN 0930698215
Year Published 1985
Language English
Publisher National Audubon Society
Publisher location New York, NY
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 12 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Audubon Wildlife Report 1985
First page 388
Last page 399