Egyptian vulture makes an appearance on the Scilly Isles

An Egyptian vulture has been seen within the UK for the first time in over 150 years. The first thing to note, is that despite the name Egyptian vulture, these birds range stretches to northern France and southern Spain so this animal does not have to have to be 2000 miles from where they normally live. It is clear though that this bird is far from its normal areas to live.

The birds worldwide population is declining, so perhaps colonising the Scilly Isles could allow a local increase in the population and perhaps in a few decades could become a new stronghold?

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