Since 1900 and continuing today, the scientific journal Condor, named after the California condor, has been publishing significant information about birds. In this post I show some excellent photos of California condors from this publication, including the photo captions.
By chance, the 8 photos here are evenly split between the first and last quarters of the 20th century. Together, these photos capture aspects of the lives of California condors and humans’ sense of these birds.
Continue reading “Photos from a well-named journal: 1900-1986”
Here is a collection of fine illustrations of the California condor, largely from popular publications.
Continue reading “More illustrations from journals & magazines: 1898-2002”
Does it seem odd that the editors of a journal named Osprey would criticize ornithological publications for adopting the names of birds? How many journals have been named after the California condor?
Continue reading “Naming periodicals after birds”
In 1926, a new ornithological “journal” appeared. The Buzzard was published by the Cuckoo Ornithological Club of Los Angeles. I recently acquired the first 2 issues. Of course, the California condor makes an appearance. Here’s a look.
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Looking through my bibliography of the California condor, I noticed a number of items from periodicals that included the word “item” in the title. These are collections of miscellaneous information, with just a couple sentences or at most a paragraph devoted to each topic. No authors are credited.
Below are 5 examples, in chronological order. For each, I quote the content concerning the California condor in its entirety.
(Warning: Readers may want to wait an hour after eating before continuing.)
Continue reading “Items: 1869-1930”