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Good Eye Films New Environmental documentary Explores Status of Condor Restoration and Effect of Lead Ammunition on Recovery Santa Barbara, California (PRWEB)
Despite efforts to protect them, California condors are being decimated more than previously thought from lead poisoning caused by ingesting hunters’ bullets.
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.
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.
TSXV Symbol: LCO VANCOUVER, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - El Condor Minerals Inc.
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.
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
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...
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...
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.