California Condor Gymnogyps californianus

Family: Cathartidae (New World vultures)

Authority: (Shaw, 1797)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i);D

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Justification of Red List category
After the removal of all surviving birds into captivity in 1987, an intensive conservation programme involving reintroduction and release of captive-bred birds has led to a very small but increasing population of this species in the wild. However, the population in the wild remains dependent on intensive conservation management efforts. The species consequently qualifies as Critically Endangered.

Population size: 44

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 405,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Nearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Gymnogyps californianus. Downloaded from on 25/10/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 25/10/2020.