The California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) is a New World vulture, the largest North American land bird. Currently, this condor inhabits only the Grand Canyon area, Zion National Park, and 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 Gymnogyps.
It is black with patches of white on the underside of the wings and a largely bald head, with skin color ranging from yellowish to a bright red depending on the bird's mood. Its almost 3.0 meter wingspan is the largest of any North American bird, and its weight of up to 29 lbs. makes it second only to the Trumpeter Swan among native North American birds. The condor is a scavenger and eats large amounts of carrion. It is one of the world's longest-living birds, with a lifespan of up to 60 years.