New World Vultures (Cathartidae)

California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) - HBW 2, p. 40

French: Condor de Californie German: Kalifornischer Kondor Spanish: Cóndor Californiano

Taxonomy: Vultur californianus Shaw, 1798, Monterey, California.
At one time placed in genus Pseudogryphus. Monotypic.

Distribution: Extinct in wild from 1987 to 1992. Captive population now being used for reintroduction to former range, in hills around San Joaquin Valley, California. Formerly occupied mountains of Pacific coast of North America.

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