California Condor

The Gymnogyps Californianus (scientific name) or California condor is the largest bird to dominate North America, specifically Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. With a wing-span of 9.8 feet and body-weight of 12 kg on an average (females are slightly smaller), the California condor has black wings with white patches on the underside and a large head and neck which is bald. The condor is a scavenger and its diet is comprised of decaying carcasses. The condor is monogamous in nature. A mated female produces only 1 egg every year, with an incubation period of 53-60 days. With a life-span of 60 years, the condor is the longest living bird in the world. Its IUCN listing is CRITICALLY ENDANGERED.

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