Vulture flies off-course in Calpe

Vulture flies off-course in Calpe

GRIFFON VULTURE: Now at Santa Faz’s Wildlife Recuperation Centre Photo credit: Calpe town hall

CALPE town hall’s Animal Protection and Collection service, assisted by the Policia Local, recently rescued a disorientated griffon vulture.
A resident spotted the bird on the roof terrace of Edificio Palau in Calle Benissa and contacted the authorities who trapped it and kept it safely caged, ready for transferral to the Wildlife Recuperation Centre in Santa Faz.
It is thought that the young griffon vulture could belong to one of the nature theme parks in the area, although there is also a colony of the birds in the Sierra Mariola national park near Alcoy.
“They are largely sedentary and only young griffon vultures fly long distances,” an expert explained.

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