The condor is the largest bird in North America. The California condor has a long hooked beak. It's head is bald and yellow. The California condor has a wingspan of 8 to 10 feet long. The condor weighs about 20 to 25 pounds.
When they lay eggs their eggs are put in caves on hard rocky areas. The egg is about 4 1/2 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide. The egg can hold one pint of water.
The condor is now on the endangerd species list. Most condors are held in captivity. There may be more condors in the future. In 1980, 21 condors were living in the wild. One reason why they are endangered is that there is less food for the condors. They were also eating poisoned animals that killed them. In 1987, some condors were placed in the Los Angeles Zoo. In 1995, 103 condors were placed back in the wild. Today there are only 40 condors in the world.