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Gypaetus barbatus
Common Name: Bearded Vulture
Date Made/Found: February 1873
Donor: Mr Henry Seebohm , 1832 - 1895
Collector: Howard Saunders , 1835 - 1907
Place Object Found: Sierra Nevada
Department: Natural History
Accession Number: B22.3.76.16
Lammergeyers are famed for their habit of picking up tortoises and dropping them onto rocks to get at their meat. This specimen was collected by the banker turned ornithologist Howard Saunders on a trip to Southern Spain in 1873. It was then given to the Sheffield based ornithologist, Henry Seebohm, who in turn, donated it to the museum.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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