At the end of the 19th century, the Cooper Ornithological Club (COC) decided to change the name of its publication from the Bulletin of the Cooper Ornithological Club to the Condor. There is no doubt that the California-based organization of bird scientists and enthusiasts had the California condor in mind in renaming its journal.
How much in the journal Condor has been about the California condor? When the journal includes content relevant to its avian namesake, what is that content’s focus? This post is a preliminary look at these 2 questions.
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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.
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Here is a collection of fine illustrations of the California condor, largely from popular publications.
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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?
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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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