“Spectacular bearded vulture spotted for first time in UK”

Adult bearded vulture. Some lammergeier have been released in the Alps as part of reintroduction programmes.

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A spectacular bearded vulture, believed to be the first recorded in the UK, has been spotted soaring over the Severn estuary and moorland in Devon.

If it is confirmed that the vulture, also known as the lammergeier or ossifrage, is a wild bird, it will be the first of its species to be found in Britain and the sightings have already caused ornithologists to rush to the west country hoping for a glimpse.

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