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The Rüppell’s Griffon Vulture (Gyps ruppellii) that had been found starved in Portugal last June (see news below), and then subsequently released with wing marks, moved west and was spotted during the summer in several places in the Grands Causses and Westernmost Alps in France. Bruno Berthemy (LPO Grands Causses) took this photograph on the 10th September near Larzac, when the Rüppell’s was feeding together with 40 eurasian griffon and a black vulture.

The Rüppell’s Griffon Vulture is an endangered species than normally occurs in sub-Saharan Africa, but has been recorded with increasing frequency in the Iberian Peninsula, usually associated with the return of wintering Eurasian Griffons from Africa.

Photo by Bruno Berthemy

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