Bird on Kaibab Trail

Iris took a picture of the "Condor" that some of you thought you saw at the Grand Canyon. See her photo on left.

Well, looks like it was really a Turkey Vulture, not a California Condor. For example, see the condor in the first line art (shown at right) in See how the tail of the condor is shorter and fan-like? And less bend (dihedral) in the wing.
For a good picture of the Turkey Vulture, goto, shown at left:

Also see for more pictures and descriptions of both the vulture and the condor; the condor is shown below right.

Well, at least it was a big bird, and nobody died on the trail!

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