Injured vulture recovered close to Campoverde

Injured vulture recovered close to Campoverde

The Department of Environment in Pilar de la Horadada received an emergency call earlier in the week informing of the presence of a rather sorry looking large bird which was apparently injured along the CV-925 road, between Pinar de Campoverde and the Sierra Escalona, ​​recently declared a protected area by the Consell.

Wildlife staff were able to capture the bird which was having difficulty flying. It was clearly injured which a spokesman said could have been caused in the recent heavy rain and strong winds.

The bird, which was identified as a griffon vulture, was taken to municipal facilities where it will be collected by the staff from the Consellería run Santa Faz Centre for the Recovery of wild animals.

With a wingspan of 2.8 metres and weighing 8 kilos, that’s 9 foot and 17lbs in old money, the Griffon Vulture is one of our largest raptors to be found in Spain.