Young California condor prepares for flying

This video from California in the USA says about itself:

Active Condor Chick Flaps Wings and Nibbles Plant – July 6, 2017

Watch the Devil’s Gate condor chick exercise its wings atop a rock and nibble on the stem of a nearby plant. As chicks gets older, they spend more time exercising. Watch for more wing flapping, leaping about, and capturing and carrying away objects found around the nest.

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The California Condor cam is a collaboration between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Santa Barbara Zoo, the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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About the Nest

This condor nest, known as the Devil’s Gate nest, is located in the Los Padres National Forest, near Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge. The parents of the chick in the Devil’s Gate nest are mom #513 and dad #206. Dad #206 hatched at the Los Angeles Zoo in 1999 and mom #513 hatched at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise Idaho in 2009. This is their third nesting attempt together but they have yet to successfully fledge a chick.

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