California Condors circle thousands of feet above the ground. These animals use their sharp eyesight to spot food down below. California condors are the largest flying creatures in North America. The California condor is a kind of bird. All birds have feathers and beaks. They are all warm-blooded and lay hard-shelled eggs. But birds have many differences too. Find out what a California condor has in common with a turkey vulture or a black swift. Discover what sets a California condor apart from a brown-headed cowbird or a green-headed tanager. Check out the comparison charts and use your compare-and-contrast skills to explore more bird traits!
About the Author
Laura Hamilton Waxman lives in Minnesota and has written many nonfiction books for young readers.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Meet the California Condor 4
Chapter 1 What Do California Condors Look Like? 6
Chapter 2 Where Do California Condors Live? 12
Chapter 3 California Condors in Action 18
Chapter 4 The Life Cycle of California Condors 24
California Condor Trait Chart 30
Selected Bibliography 32
Further Information 32