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California Condor

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The California Condor is one of two Condors in the vulture family. They are also the largest land bird in North and South America.
 
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Description

Latin Name: Gymnogyps californianus Conservation Status: Unknown
Distribution: Western United States Estimated Weight: 19 lbs
Estimated Wingspan: 2.8 m  
 
The California Condor is a scavenger bird. They feed on dead animals, feasting on their rotting meat. They will only be found along the western coast of the continental United States of America. They are the largest land bird in size, rivaled only by weight by two swan species. The feathers of the California Condor are primarily black, with small patches of white present. They do not have feathers on their heads.
 

         
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