Condor Watch Talk

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  • yshish by yshish

    juveniles or adults?

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  • wreness by wreness moderator

    Only condors with completely pink-orange heads will be considered adults, so 3 kids. two with cool hoodies

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  • yshish by yshish

    i'm confused, the last time i asked, some of the scientists told me they're adult when looking like these two on the left 😕

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  • zekazoo by zekazoo scientist

    the two on left are actually adults. That black mustache is on all adult condors and is actually feathers, not skin coloration.

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  • yshish by yshish

    oh i see, good to know. thank you.

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  • zekazoo by zekazoo scientist

    So, as long as there is no black blotching on skin of the neck and face, it is a full adult.

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  • zekazoo by zekazoo scientist

    I might call the condor on right "unknown" as this face is in shadow and I'm not sure if I can accurately assess head color.

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  • zekazoo by zekazoo scientist

    Gosh its hard to limit oneself to 140 characters, when it comes to condor ID! Please let me know if you need more information on this photo.

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  • yshish by yshish

    thank you very much. i think i got it: moustached/pink head = adult. black/blotched head = juvenile. shadowed/hidden head = unknown.

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  • wreness by wreness moderator

    Yes this 140 is a pain! much needed to explain here at times 😃 don't HAVE to mark the adult/kid area if unclear, yes! (thanks zekadoo!)

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