- Vultures. Farndon, John // Wild Animals;2003, p56
Vultures and condors are the biggest birds of prey, they do not hunt, but feed on carrion (dead animals). The palmnut vulture is the only vegetarian bird of prey, and it feeds on oil nuts. Condors have such a sharp sense of smell that they can pinpoint a corpse under a thick forest canopy. The...
- BoningUp on VULTURES. Bucklinger, Pamela // Ranger Rick;Nov2011, Vol. 45 Issue 10, p3
The article presents information on vultures, discussing how to distinguish between types of vultures including the turkey vulture, black vulture, and California condor, how to watch for vultures, and their diet as scavengers.
- Condor Couple. // Scholastic News -- Edition 4;5/8/2006, Vol. 68 Issue 24, p3
The article reports on the discovery of California condors in California. A biologist hiking in a California redwood forest recently found a pair of nesting California condors. No one has seen the endangered birds in a nest in more than 100 years. The discovery of the condor couple's nest may...
- Andean condor. // Encyclopedia of Animals;2006, p1
This large raptor, or bird of prey, can fly up to one mile (about 1 1/2 kilometers) high on its nearly 10-foot (three-meter) wings. The surface area of the condor's wings is greater than that of any other bird.
- CONDOR, VULTURE, KITE, MARSH HAWK. // Handbook of California Birds;1986, p133
The article describes various kinds of condors, vultures, kites and marsh hawks in California. These belong to family Cathartidae and Accipitridae. These include the California condor, turkey vulture, white-tailed kite and marsh hawk. Their range and habitat, distinguishing features, and...
- LETTERS TO THE EDITORS. Cox, James; Wandres Jr., Chas; Hart, Merwin K.; Elston, R.; Gallagher, Edward M.; Healy, Eugene; Martinez, J. M.; Conine, E. Paul; McDevitt, John T.; Cadman, George E.; Davie, Preston; O'Leary, Cornelius W.; McKim, John Cole; Schmeltzer, N. L.; Seltz, Alfred C.; Walton, Alfred Grant // Saturday Evening Post;6/2/1951, Vol. 223 Issue 49, p4
Presents letters to the editor referencing articles and topics discussed in previous issues. "Are the British Willing to Fight," which discussed the attitude of Great Britain as an ally of the U.S.; "The Fabulous Condors' Last Stand," which focused on the vulture; "The Cripples Walk Out," which...
- I was a teenage condor. // Yankee;Nov94, Vol. 58 Issue 11, p154
Highlights Veedor, reputedly the only tame, free-flying Andean condor in New England. Age; Weight; Exhibitions; Habits and behavior.
- Condor update. Cohn, Jeffrey P. // American Forests;Mar/Apr95, Vol. 101 Issue 3/4, p37
Reports on the shift in the conservation of California condors from zoo-hatched birds to a natural breeding and rearing in Los Padres National Forest. Capture of condors in the 1980s to prevent extinction; Factors for the change in rearing program.
- Homecoming. Wilkinson, Todd // National Parks;May/Jun96, Vol. 70 Issue 5/6, p40
Reports on the release near the Grand Canyon of nine condors, which were raised through a captive breeding program. Chance of the condors to reestablish themselves in the wild; Myths associated with the birds; Reasons for their decline; Teaching the birds to avoid power lines.