A number of plant varieties have been given the name condor. I know this not because I have been searching the horticultural literature but because I have run across the plants being offered for sale while looking for information about the California condor.
Below are examples. In only 2 cases was it apparent which condor species was being referred to and that was the Andean, not the California.
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There are historical reports of California condors in Canada. For those who like to consider the evidence, here are details from 8 sources.
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A goal of this blog is to explore what people learn about California condors from various sources, especially in the past.
Like many newspapers, the Iowa City Press-Citizen regularly featured (and may still) a set of questions and answers for its readers. Here are 10 concerning the California condor (I left out some duplicates).
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Books for young audiences can be counted on to include excellent artwork. Here are 10 illustrations of the California condor from as many children’s books.
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This post notes 3 excellent works of fiction intended for older children. The California condor plays an essential – and different – role in each of these.
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My interest in all things condor has led to my now having a number of decals with images of the California condor. Here are 7.
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Protecting the California condor from extinction is about biology, right?
That is true only if you consider mathematics to be an essential part of biology.
This post notes 3 older examples of insights provided by mathematics into the plight of the California condor. These examples all date from the time when the condor’s future was especially bleak.
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