Latest Condor Stories

2013-01-29 23:02:21

Good Eye Films New Environmental documentary Explores Status of Condor Restoration and Effect of Lead Ammunition on Recovery Santa Barbara, California (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 Filmmaker Jeff McLoughlin announces selection of his film, "The Condor's Shadow," into 2013 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, held January 24 — February 3, 2013 in Santa Barbara, CA. This environmental documentary explores the ongoing challenge of rebuilding a self-sustaining population of California...

California Condor Population Still Under Threat From Lead Poisoning
2012-06-26 09:42:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Despite efforts to protect them, California condors are being decimated more than previously thought from lead poisoning caused by ingesting hunters´ bullets, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Being opportunistic scavengers, condors feed primarily on the carcasses or organs of large mammals such as deer, many of which have been shot and left behind by hunters who might only take cuts of meat. Lead...

California Condor Still Threatened By Human Activities
2012-01-21 04:55:25

A recently released scientific paper authored by San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research scientists shows the leading causes of death of the endangered California condor in the wild are human influenced, with lead poisoning being the primary factor in juvenile and adult birds. The study documents the deaths of wild California condors at all release sites–California, Arizona and Baja, California, Mexico–from the inception of the reintroduction program in October 1992...

2010-12-08 07:15:00

KELSTERBACH, Germany, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Condor Airlines today announced it will start nonstop service between Seattle and Frankfurt, Germany with twice-weekly flights beginning June 23, 2011. The newly launched service will give business and leisure travelers alike in the Pacific Northwest the opportunity to travel to Europe in a three-class cabin onboard a B767 aircraft. The flights operating on Mondays and Thursdays to Frankfurt, Germany will offer convenient connections to...

2010-09-21 07:00:00

TSXV Symbol: LCO VANCOUVER, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - El Condor Minerals Inc. ("LCO" or the "Company") is pleased to provide the results of its recently-completed drilling and trenching program on the Anchaca Au-Ag-Cu property in southern Peru, and to announce corporate plans to exercise its option to acquire the Anchaca Property and an associated financing. Anchaca Results The program and the results are separated into two east-north-east trending mineralized corridors:...

2010-07-29 06:45:00

KELSTERBACH, Germany, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Condor Airlines today announced they have entered into an interline agreement with Mexicana, increasing the number of Latin American destinations offered to Condor's guests. The German leisure carrier expands its network by 30 new destinations in Mexico, California, Guatemala and El Salvador through its cooperation with the Mexican airline, Mexicana. Via its Cancun and Las Vegas flights, Condor can now offer international connections to Los...

2009-10-05 12:35:39

Rare California condors living in Arizona and Utah are at risk due to lead bullets found inside the carrion the birds feed upon, wildlife officials say. Kathy Sullivan of the Arizona Game and Fish Department said the 75 condors living in northern Arizona and southern Utah have begun feeding on the remains of deer and elk killed during hunting season, The Salt Lake Tribune said Sunday. The lead bullets used to kill the animals have resulted in the deaths of at least 12 of the birds due to lead...

Latest Condor Reference Libraries

2005-06-14 08:40:46

Condor is the name for two species of bird in one of the vulture family. They are the largest flying land birds in the Western Hemisphere. The South American Condor (Vultur gryphus) inhabits the Andes Mountains. The California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) inhabits the western coast of the United States. Although they are primarily scavengers, feeding on carrion, these species belong to the New World vulture family Cathartidae, related to storks and not closely related to Old World...

2005-06-02 11:23:58

Vultures are scavenging birds that feed mostly from carcasses of dead animals. Vultures are found in almost every continent. A particular characteristic of many vultures is their bald head, completely devoid of feathers. This is likely because a feathered head would become spattered with blood and other fluids, and thus be difficult to keep clean. Vultures fall into two groups. The Old World vultures belong to the family Accipitridae, which also includes eagles, Kites, buzzards and...

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