California condor

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California condor

A very large vulture (Gymnogyps californianus) found in the southern California mountains and nearly extinct.
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(ˈkɒn dər, -dɔr)

n., pl. con•dors for 1; condors, con•do•res (kənˈdɔr eɪs) for 2.
1. a New World vulture, Gymnogyps californianus (California condor) now extinct in the wild, or Vultur gryphus (Andean condor): the largest flying bird in the Western Hemisphere.
2. a former gold coin of Chile or Ecuador bearing the figure of a condor.
[1595–1605; < Sp < American Spanish < Quechua kuntur]
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Noun1.California condor - North American condorCalifornia condor - North American condor; chiefly dull black; almost extinct
condor - the largest flying birds in the western hemisphere
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To address this issue, the California Assembly passed a law in 2008 requiring the use of non-lead ammunition for big game hunting in "California condor zones" in western and central California where the birds had been reintroduced.
THE endangered California condor is making a comeback in the wild three decades after the giant bird nearly became extinct.
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"No one who has ever seen wild California condors circling majestically among the clouds will ever forget the riveting nature of the experience or question why we, as a society, should make every effort possible to promote the full recovery of this species."--" Noel and Helen Snyder, authors of Introduction to the California Condor

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