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.
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.)
Insights from mathematics
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.
Unexpected journal articles
My search for information about the California condor has turned up some sources that surprised me.
Publications of the zoo trade: 1974 & 1986
A number of professional journals serve the managers, keepers, scientists, and others who work in the world’s zoos. In this post, I note items about the California condor from 2 of these “trade” publications.
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