This post offers another look at the question of how much interest there is in the California condor as compared to other species of birds.
I have always liked the sound of the term “dichotomous keys”. I have also long been fascinated by how these keys allow for the identification of living organisms via a series of paired choices. Dichotomous keys are forerunners of the digital age, where it is all about yes or no, 1 or 0.
While bird identification guides have largely abandoned dichotomous keys, they are certainly of historical interest and they continue to be essential for scientists. So here is a look at some dichotomous keys that include the California condor or its nest.
For this post, I note a trans-Atlantic, 19th-century scientific exchange involving a California condor.
Chemistry research provides scientific understanding that has been and continues to be essential to insuring the California condor’s survival. In this post, I offer a brief look at some of these contributions from chemistry.
The elaborate and massive bones of the California condor are breathtaking. For this post I offer 19th century illustrations of some of these amazing structures.