(15) Nevertheless, since little information is available regarding toxic levels and treatment in Andean condors
, the idea of secondary exposure via insects should not be entirely dismissed.
The project focuses on Andean condors
as they demonstrate the most extreme example of birds using rising air to gain a free ride.
The Andean Condor
SSP has provided over 70 condors for release into the wild in Colombia and a few in Venezuela over the past 15 years.
While a majestic Andean condor
sweeps low over our heads, we scramble up a precipitous arroyo to a knife-edge ridge between two watersheds.
In this study, we assessed the frequency of carcass feeding for vultures in North American zoos and investigated the effect of different food types on the behavior of zoo-housed Andean condors
Sonya and Gus were last night settling into their new pounds 100,000 Welsh Mountain Zoo home.
Unlike the closely related Andean condors
with their white neck fluff or king vultures with brilliant black-and-white coloring, California condors are not much to see.
Four Andean condors
recently returned to South America as part of a successful international collaborative program that reintroduces the endangered Andean condor
to its native home range in Colombia.
Late this summer, scientists plan to release radio-tagged Andean condors
, a related and less critically endangered species, in California to scout out the possible environmental hazards their California cousins may encounter.
Lead poisoning in captive Andean condors
To the Welsh Mountain Zoo to marvel at the Sumatran tigers, sealions, marmosets and Andean condors
Here visitors may find Magellan's geese, long-tailed meadowlarks, Andean condors
, Chilean flamingos, swans--such as the black-necked and the Coscoroba--and numerous species of ducks.
In this study, we dosed four Andean condors
(Vultur gryphus) with lead shot and found them to be quite sensitive, as two of the birds died and the other two exhibit signs of lead poisoning within 50 days.
Unlike other captive-hatched Andean condors
released into the wild in Peru in 1980, however, this South American bird was not soaring on South American winds.