What is the penalty for harming a California condor?
In 1981, the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society held a conference concerning the California condor. A transcript was published the next year. However, this document is not currently in a library (at least a library that is part of the WorldCat network).
As I have an original copy of the conference proceedings, here are some details about the conference and excerpts from the presentations and discussions.
This post shows 7 more artworks concerning the California condor that I have acquired (as prints). But 1st is a photo of a remarkable mural.
Correctly spelling scientific names has never been easy. The words and their forms are unfamiliar to most people. Today’s word processors are no help; their spell checkers could hardly be expected to include the scientific names of even common species.
So misspelled scientific names are inevitable. These misspellings can be a problem for anyone doing computerized searches for a particular scientific name. But, for the most part, misspellings are a curiosity and a source of momentary delight for readers.
The California condor has been assigned a number of scientific names through the years. In this post, I note some examples of how those names have been misspelled (and do so with trepidation as I have and will surely continue to misspell names).
This post offers a varied collection of color photographs of California condors.
To further demonstrate the worldwide interest in the California condor, this post notes 10 articles published in the leading British newspaper, The Times, and the separately-titled Sunday Times. These articles, spanning nearly a century, consider the condor from a variety of perspectives.
While searching for old news photos of the California condor, I happened across a photo of choreographer and dancer Nina Wiener performing her work The Condor Material. Of course, I had to investigate. Here is some of what I learned.