As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Friday, 28 December 2018

Andean Condors make new home at Feathered Friends sanctuary

Jocelyn Airth, The Sunday TelegraphDecember 22, 2018 11:26am

Australia’s last and only pair of breeding Andean Condors took flight at Feathered Friends as the sanctuary opened its new Breeding, Research and Recovery Centre.

The endangered species is the largest raptor in the world, weighing up to 15kg with a wingspan of up to 3.2m. 

Director Ravi Wasan was excited to welcome the magnificent birds into the growing family of exotic and endangered species at the sanctuary.

“They’re such a cool species, considered to be the largest flying bird in the world. The female’s incredibly inquisitive, active and agile. The male is a bit shy at first, but has a great boofhead personality,” Mr Wasan said.

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