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Scientists have ranked the worlds birds, and created a list of the top 100 most 'evolutionary distinct', basically the worlds weirdest birds!

The largest North American land bird, the California condor, became extinct in the wild in 1987 when the remaining 22 individuals were captured for

The California condor is a member of the New World vulture family, and has an impressive wingspan of just less than three metres. Native to North America, the California condor soars over large distances on its immense wings, using its vision to spot carrion on which to feed. Its large size means it dominates other scavengers at a carcass, except the golden eagle which, while smaller, has an impressive set of talons. The California condor mates for life, producing one chick every two years…

California condor with wings outstretched - View amazing California condor photos - Gymnogyps californianus - on Arkive

Pair of California Condors  Only a Condor mother could love these ugly birds

Pair of California Condors Only a Condor mother could love these ugly birds

Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus ginginianus) The Indian Subcontinent is the range of this vulture, the smallest of the three subspecies of Neophron, which is identifiable by a pale yellow bill.

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Vultures - the Egyptian Vulture found in Europe, Africa and India, is in rapid and severe decline in the Indian populations as well as long-term decline in the European populations puts the species at around mature individuals.

each year tens of thousands of tons of lead shot enters the environment.  In the food chain it poisons wildlife like condors, bald eagles, loons & swans.The government knows lead is killing wildlife but it hasn't done a thing to stop it. We need your help now to stop the killing, defend the California condor & defeat the NRA's dangerous pro-lead poisoning legislation in Congress. Alternatives exist to replace the lead ammo that's killing millions of America's birds & other wildlife every…

California Condor - hoping to see a condor or two at the Grand Canyon this summer! They are America's largest bird with over wing span!

California Condor in flight.

California Condor in flight. In 1987 the California Condor was removed from the wild and declared extinct. After being brought to the San Diego Wildlife Park they now have increased in numbers and were released back into the wild.

Greater Yellow-headed Vulture Cathartes melambrotus - Google Search

Greater Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes melambrotus) in flight from below.

California condor, the largest terrestrial bird in North America, with a wingspan of about 9 feet! Due to habitat destruction, poaching and poisoning from lead and DDT, the population of condors plummeted during the 20th century until only 22 were left in the entire world. A massive conservation effort that included capturing all remaining condors and starting a captive breeding program has helped to bring their numbers back up to a little over 400, with about 234 birds living in the wild.

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"Regarded as one of the rarest birds in the world, the California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) is the largest land bird in North America with a wingspan up to 9 1/2 feet and weighing up to 23 pounds." These amazing birds can be spotted flying over the Grand Canyon.

Regarded as one of the rarest birds in the world, the California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) is the largest land bird in North America with a wingspan up to 9 feet and weighing up to 23 pounds.

Regarded as one of the rarest birds in the world, the California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) is the largest land bird in North America with a wingspan up to 9 1/2 feet and weighing up to 23 pounds.

Regarded as one of the rarest birds in the world, the California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) is the largest land bird in North America with a wingspan up to 9 feet and weighing up to 23 pounds.

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California Condor Takes Flight

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