This juvenile was a natural wild born juvenile that had not been tagged or banded.
saw 5-6 California condors on a ridge 1/2 mile north of the entrance to Julia Pfeiffer Burns state park. they took off and one of them landed on a tree adjacent to where I was standing.
Photographed in the Grand Canyon
3 soaring high over Muav Gorge just before dusk
Pair soaring above South Rim
The California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) is a New World vulture, the largest North American land bird. This condor became extinct in the wild in 1987 (all remaining wild individuals were captured) but has been reintroduced to northern Arizona and southern Utah (including the Grand Canyon area and Zion National Park), coastal mountains of central and southern California, and northern Baja California. Although other fossil members are known, it is the only surviving member of the genus...