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.
When I began my study of old publications about birds, I noted that numbers often accompanied the scientific and/or vernacular species names of bird species.
The most-commonly encountered species numbers are those created by the American Ornithologists’ Union (AOU) in the late 19th century. In this numbering system, the California condor is 324.
Here is some bibliographic history of species number 324.
This post (the 200th to this blog) shows 8 artworks that convey scientific information about the California condor.