California Condor

Gymnogyps californianus

Order

CATHARTIFORMES

Family

New World Vultures (Cathartidae)

Code 4

CACO

Code 6

GYMCAL

ITIS

HEAD

California Condor Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Juveniles dark, becoming gray-brown to warm brown to reddish brown; Adults brown-red with red sclera.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Orange-pink bare skin.
  • Forehead Color: Orange-pink bare skin.
  • Nape Color: Orange-pink bare skin.
  • Throat Color: Red bare skin.
  • Cere color: Orange, Yellow

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BODY

California Condor Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 117-132 cm (46-52 in)
  • Weight: 10112 g (356.8 oz)
  • Size: Very Large (32 - 72 in)
  • Color Primary: Black
  • Underparts: Black
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

California Condor Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Soars for long periods with minimum flapping of wings
  • Wingspan Range: 183-274 cm (72-108 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Gray
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