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California Condor Profiles and LIfe Histories
Condor #664 "Poppy"
Sex: Male Hatch Location & Date: Big Sur, 3/22/14 Release Date: Wild fledged, fall of 2014 Parents:  #168 and #208 Local Biological Siblings: None Breeding Status: DECEASED 8/29/2015 Offspring: None
When Condor #769 first appeared at our remote release site in early January, we couldn't believe our eyes! It was an un-tagged "newly minted" baby condor looking fresh and sleek! Every Condor in the flock has an ID tag and transmitter on at least one of their wings. So you can imagine the surprise and relief we felt when we identified this guy as an unexpected new addition to the flock! Of the many names that were voted on for this attractive young Condor, "Mystery" was a "no-brainer" and had the perfect fit. We suspect that it's parents are #209 and #231, but we will still need to take a blood sample eventually to find out for sure. Fly on Mystery! We are sure glad you joined the Big Sur flock!
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