Condor Watch Talk

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  • donsa by donsa

    The condor (head only) at the lower right corrner looks older; do they get more wrinkled as they age?

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  • wreness by wreness moderator

    Ill let one of the scientists answer but they can inflate & change color on areas of face & neck communication. Nice find! 😃

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  • zekazoo by zekazoo scientist

    They do get "jowl-ier" as they age from juvenile to adult, hence you see the extra skin in folds on the neck and head.

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  • zekazoo by zekazoo scientist

    As wreness said, condors can inflate air sacs in their head and neck, so when they are deflated, their skin may appear more loose/wrinkled.

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  • zekazoo by zekazoo scientist

    To my knowledge the, degree of skin folding doesn't change much once condors reach adulthood. Hope that helps!

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  • wreness by wreness moderator

    This was a great #Photobomb, BTW, and I didn't even realize it. Look at the great discussion the condor caused! Thanks Zekazoo!

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