The Bone-breaker's Mountain (1987)

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  • Featuring

    Hywel Bennett

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year


  • Genre

    Nature and Science programme

  • Type


  • Category

    Non Fiction


The Bone Breaker, or Lammergeier, is a bird with a nine-foot wing span, half-eagle, half-vulture. It survives by lifting large bones from carcasses and dropping them onto rocks from 500ft. It is then able to eat the piece of bone and marrow. It lives in the mountainous regions of Asturias, northern Spain. There's also a visit to a small colony of brown bears, from an estimated population of 80 still surviving there.

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