In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many bird enthusiasts were collectors of eggs and “skins” (skins include the feathers, beak, and legs but exclude the bones and soft tissues). Eggs and skins were bought and sold, but they were also traded. This post is about the latter.
The name “condor” has been adopted by many businesses. But it’s not always clear what the “namers” had in mind when they settled on the condor name. Perhaps, in some cases, it is simply an attraction to a simple, solid-sound, two-syllable word.
For this post, I share 3 examples of condor-named hospitality business based on items that I have collected.
Many aircraft have been named after bird species. Here’s a look at some of the models and manufacturers named condor.
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.
Here is another handful of patents that relate to the California condor in some way.