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California Condor

Common Name:

Scientific Name:

California Condor

Gymnogyps californianus

Type:

Bird

Habitat/ Range:

California & Northern Arizona

Size:

9.8 ft wingspan

Conservation Status:

Critically Endangered

Did You Know?:

The California Condor became extinct in the wild in 1987 when the US government captured the few remaining birds for a captive breeding program which multiplied the numbers enough that some have since been released back into the wild.

You find a large bird with black feathers covering its body, but a featherless head and neck