Vulture Dies In ‘Tremendous Pain’ After Power Line Collision

Vulture Dies In ‘Tremendous Pain’ After Power Line Collision

LAST UPDATED: 30 December, 2014 @ 10:53 pm
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GRIFFON VULTURE: After the collision, the paralysed bird was unable to feed before being found and taken to the Dunas de San Anton recovery centre, in Cadiz

GRIFFON VULTURE: After the collision, the paralysed bird was unable to feed before being found and taken to the Dunas de San Anton recovery centre, in Cadiz
GRIFFON VULTURE: After the collision, the paralysed bird was unable to feed before being found and taken to the Dunas de San Anton recovery centre, in Cadiz

A GRIFFON vulture spent days in ‘tremendous pain’ before dying, after colliding with an electric power line in a natural park.

After the collision, the paralysed bird was unable to feed before being found and taken to the Dunas de San Anton recovery centre, in Cadiz.

It had to be put down as its fracture was severe and had become infected with worms.

COILS: Conservationists insist that crashes could be avoided by installing orange-coloured ‘diverter’ spirals to make power lines more visible to birds
COILS: Conservationists insist that crashes could be avoided by installing orange-coloured ‘diverter’ spirals to make power lines more visible to birds

The collision happened on the road that joins Benalup in Cadiz province with the A-381, in the protected area of Los Alcornocales Natural Park.

According to the Serrania de Ronda Silvema Association, such incidents are common in the area.

Conservationists insist that crashes could be avoided by installing orange-coloured ‘diverter’ spirals to make power lines more visible to birds.

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