On Condors

If condors did not seem magical enough, I have a story to tell about these winged giants who make their homes in the high rock faces of the Andes.

It is a Shakespearean love story but it is true.

Condors are among those rare creatures who chose just one partner for life.

The male condor, when he finds the female he wants, performs a dance wings outstretched while singing for her.

She, should she choose to accept him, does so until death do them part.

When one of the couple dies the other, be it male or female, flies higher and higher into the blue yonder until it runs out of oxygen and plunges lifeless back to earth, following its lost love to the grave.

These are the Romeo and Juliet of birds.

Nature, it seems, has a sense of romance.


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