January 15th, 2017

Buseu Pyrenees

Hunting for the Bearded Vulture, I travelled with my good friend Roland Fischer to the Pyrenees. The location is totally remote and in the wild Pyrenees. A feeding ground has been setup to help the different species of vulture through the winter: Monks Vulture, Griffon Vulture and Bearded Vulture. All three visit the feeding site, but the Bearded Vulture the most frequent. In Spanish, they are called the ‘quebrantahuesos’, the bird that crushes bones. The only language that named this species right. Lammergeier, Lammergier all suggests that this bird kills sheep. It could not be farther from the truth. Being a 100% scavenger, this bird lack the predation skills. Almost brought to the brink of extinction, farmers did everything to annihilate this amazing creature. Now there is a stable and protected population of around 300 birds, growing by 1% each year.

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