Young California condor almost fledging

This video from California in the USA says about itself:

25 September 2017

At nearly six months after hatching, this California Condor chick (#871) is primed to fledge at any point within the next 30–40 days. Watch the 20-pound nestling show off her impressive wingspan as she clumsily rambles around the Devil’s Gate nest in Southern California.

Who says Mondays aren’t any fun! Watch California Condor chick #871 burn off some energy while jumping around and flapping her wings in front of the camera. She gives us a great look at her blackish-gray colored head and down covered neck. #871 won’t be resembling her parents any time soon; it takes five years for a condor to fully obtain the reddish orange head coloration of an adult!

Watch Live 24/7, with highlights and news updates, here.

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.

3 thoughts on “Young California condor almost fledging

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