IUCN Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
The largest flying bird in North America, the California Condor is one of the most endangered birds in the world. Rarely flapping, except during takeoff and landing, it is a superb glider that covers enormous distances each day.
Hisses and snorts; usually silent.
Get the Lead Out: Ingesting lead bullet fragments has a devastating effect on wildlife—and humans. Story and photos in Living Bird magazine.