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Historical records and remains indicate that the
Historical records and remains indicate that the was once found across the United States, and .the Californiais found in [[Big Sur Region]] and southern Utah.
== Conservation ==
== Conservation ==
Revision as of 15:33, 28 February 2021
The California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus)(CC) is the largest of the North American vultures and also the largest soaring land bird of the continent.
Historical records and remains indicate that the CC was once found across the United States, as well as southern Canada and northern Mexico.. By the mid-20th century the CC was largely confined to southern California. However, due to conservation efforts the CC is now found in the Big Sur Region and once again Arizona, Mexico, and southern Utah.
Unlike its .
The California Condor is under the critically endangered status. In 1987 there were only 27 Condors in the world. A captive breeding program, launched in 1980, had amazing success, allowing the reintroduction in 1992. By the end of the decade, there were 161 condors in the world. As of 2021, there are 518 California Condors in the wild but are still on the critically endangered species list.
California banned the use of lead ammunition in 2013, one of the leading threats to the California Condor.
- Special Status Animals in California's Central Coast Region
- Condor Recovery Plan, Third Revision
- Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) 5-Year Review:Summary and Evaluation
- Finkelstein M, Kuspa Z, Snyder NF, Schmitt NJ. California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus). Birds of the World. 2020 Mar 4 [accessed 2021 Feb 28]. https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/species/calcon/cur/introduction
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