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condor

a voiceless, New World vulture; a diurnal bird of prey noted for its large size. Includes Vultur gryphus (Andean condor) and Gymnogyps californianus (Californian condor).
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Still, Wallace and Wiley both say the four remaining Andean condors released are doing fine.
The scientists plan to release another six captive-hatched Andean condors to the wild in California this winter, then to monitor all the birds for at least another year or two.
Originally, the plan called for the recaptured Andean condors to be returned to Patuxent and other zoos participating in the program to rejoin their male counterparts.
hatched Andean condors to Colombian zoos to help conservation education programs in that country.
Before any Andean condors were sent to Colombia, however, Lieberman arranged for Colombian biologists Jorge Morales, Enrique Zerda and Guillermo Cantillo to join the condor project in California so they could learn to apply its methods in their country.
led teams of wildlife biologists helped the Colombians prepare for releasing Andean condors in South America.
Five male Andean condors were released on June 7, 1989 at a 1,300-foot high site on El Cerro Leticia in Colombia's Chingaza National Park, a three-hour drive east of Bogota.
Despite those problems, the released Andean condors are doing fine, says Juan Manuel Paez, a Colombian wildlife biologist who heads the local field team.
If all goes well, Lieberman plans to send another nine captive-hatched male Andean condors to Colombia in 1990.
For now, all released Andean condors in California and Colombia are considered test birds, the Los Angeles Zoo's Wallace says.
Whatever its population, the Andean condor is certainly in far better shape than the California condor.