August 31, 2016
Inquisitive Chick Gets Up Close
The chick on the Koford's Ridge California Condor Cam got personal with the camera installation this afternoon. This gave us a chance to get a good look at the darkening skin on its head and neck areas. Fully developed juvenile California Condors will achieve a gray or gray-black coloration in these areas. In fact, it takes over seven years before a condor's head and neck regions fully change to the orange and red coloration that you see in the adults!