CONDOR FACTS

Chris West
Senior Wildlife Biologist
cwest@yuroktribe.nsn.us

707-482-1822 x 1026

Michael Palermo
Wildlife Biologist I
mpalermo@yuroktribe.nsn.us

707-482-1822 x 1028
Cell 707-954-3571

Tiana Williams,
Wildlife Biologist I

tiana@yuroktribe.nsn.us

707-482-1822 x 1027

Kent Barnes
Wildlife Biologist I

kbarnes@yuroktribe.nsn.us

707-482-1822 x 1025








Yurok Tribe
Klamath Office
190 Klamath Blvd
PO Box 1027
Klamath, CA 95548






Condor Facts

  • California Condors used to range from British Columbia to Northern Baja California.

  • Condors nest in hollowed out portions at the top of redwoods and in small caves on cliff faces.

  • Condors eat an average of two to three pounds of carrion per feeding.

  • While condors eat only dead and decaying animals that take great care in cleaning themselves after every feeding.

  • An adult condor’s wingspan nearly reaches 10 feet and can fly up to 15,000 feet above sea level.

  • Condors can live up to 60 years in the wild.

  • Condors don’t breed until six years of age and only lay one egg every two years after reaching sexual maturity.

  • Condors are social birds, while they can fly hundreds of miles in a day, they prefer to feed and roost together.

  • Condors mate for life.

  • It was once falsely believed that condors could fly away with small children.





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