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Large Raptor

Observed: 25th May 2013 By: martin.j.tattersallmartin.j.tattersall’s reputation in Birdsmartin.j.tattersall’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

Two of these huge birds floated over the road just in front of the car. We were able to stop, watch and take photographs whilst they circled over the upland for around ten minutes.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

ophrys's picture

Gyps

An eagle would show narrower wing bases than this bird, a longer tail and would not have the low slung head...amongst other differences.

Ian
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Griffon Vulture

Thank you Ian, I am obliged for your identification. I did wonder about the wing bases, but I just didn't notice the low-slung head! Looking at the photos now, it is so obviously a vulture!