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  California Condors
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California Condor
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Condors do not have vocal cords so they force air through their body to make hissing and grunting noises.

Condors defecate on their legs to reduce their core body temperature. This is known as Urohydrosis.

Condors are genetically related to storks.

Adult condors show their emotion through skin color changes.

Condors eat an average of 2-3 lbs at a feeding.

It sometimes takes a condor one week to hatch from an egg.

Chicks are born with their eyes open.

When scared, condors regurgitate (throw up) their stomach contents.

Condors do not have talons like eagles or hawks; their nails are more like toenails.