Saturday, September 28, 2013

The California Condor

The California Condor
Gypsus californianus

The California Condor is an endangered species. It is one of my favorite animals. This amazing bird has a 9 1/2 feet wing span. The crop that is a red spot on its chest stores food, because they eat dead carcasses. They can ride the thermals and don't have to flap there wings for about a hour. One of the most easiest ways to identify a Condor is that they have white in the front of there wings and the Turkey Vulture as the white in the back of the wings. The 49ers killed the birds and used the feathers to put gold, because the feathers are hollow. 

Being Parents 

The parents lay one egg at a time and take turns incubating the egg.  54 days of to incubat the egg. The parents spend 1 year or more with the chick. That means only 1 chick every other year.

I meant to post this when we went to Utah, but I got to busy seeing the sights I forgot to post it. So it is late, sorry. Life is always busy and it never turns out the way you want it to. 

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