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Unknown carnivorous bird found in Son La

Update: February, 06/2012 - 09:59

SON LA — A resident of Chieng Bang Commune in northern mountainous Son La Province recently captured an unidentified type of carnivorous bird near his home.

La Van Lien, 62, caught the exhausted bird, which weighs 7.5 kilos, stands at a height of about 0.5 metres and has a 2.8-metre wingspan, at a pond near his home.

The bird eats 1.5 kilos of meat daily, he said.

According to a local forest ranger, the bird is suspected to be a type of vulture which has never been seen before in the northwestern region of Viet Nam. — VNS

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