The California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) is a New World vulture, the largest North American land bird.
Currently limited to the coastal areas of the western United States and Mexico, the mountains and the desert mountains of northern Arizona in the United States.
The wingspan is the widest of any North American bird, and its weight of up to 12 kg. The plumage is black with patches of white on the underside of the wings; the head is largely bald, with skin color ranging from gray on young birds to yellow and bright orange on breeding adults.
This extremely rare bird was saved from extinction only through the program of reproduction in captivity. Today condors are successfully released into the wild. The situation is still very uncertain, as the condors do not proliferate freely in nature.