bearded vulture

Bearded Vulture
May 28 '18 13:10

A bearded vulture was spotted in Oostkapelle and Dishoek over the weekend. The bearded vulture is Europe's largest bird with a wingspan of almost 3 meters, and usually does not occur in the Netherlands, NOS reports.

"You expect a bearded vulture in the Alps or the Pyrenees, but not here", bird photographer Marcel Klootwijk said to Omroep Zeeland. "What an amazing bird."

Bearded vulture
Mar 14 '17 12:15

Bird watchers in Rotterdam and Den Bosch reported multiple sightings of the extremely rare bearded vulture, Waarneming.nl announced on Monday. With a wingspan of up to 2.8 meters, the bearded vulture is the largest bird of prey in Europe, ANP reports.

The bearded vulture does not naturally occur in the Netherlands. Nature reservation agency Natuurmonumenten expects that the bird will soon leave our country. Bearded vultures mainly feed on carcasses of large animals, something that's hard to find in the Netherlands.

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