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English Title
Pyrenees Mountains, Spain — Lammergeier, the Bone Crashers, Soar Up High above the Mountains

Years of Production
2015-2017

Credits
Produced by Ateles Films

Versions Available
Pyrenees Mountain- 1 x 59mins (NHK Japan)

Broadcast Date
Japan: 07 August 2017, NHK


Synopsis

Pyrenees Mountains stretch between the border of France and Spain. Many of the peaks are over 3000 meters above sea level. Pyrenees host diverse wild mammals such as chamois and marmots as well as variety of birds of prey. Among them, one of the most unique is Lammergeier, or bearded vulture. Lammergeirs pick up bones of dead animals, then thy soar high up in the sky before dropping the bones to crash them against the rocky ground. They feed on bone marrows. They are the only spices of bird in the world that lives almost entirely on the diet of bone marrows. Once they were nearly extinct in Europe, but thanks to the conservation programme in Pyrenees, their numbers are steadily increasing. This episode portrays unique behaviour of Lammergeiers in the grandeur landscape of Pyrenees. [NHK]

 


 


ワイルドライフ「スペイン ピレネー山脈 骨を砕く珍鳥ヒゲワシ 天空を舞え!」

スペインとフランスの国境、3000m級の山々が続くピレネー山脈。シャモアやマーモットなどほ乳類の他、肉食の鳥が多く暮らす野生動物の宝庫だ。中でも珍しいのがヒゲワシ。他の動物が食べない骨を拾って飛び立ち、上空から地上へ投下、粉々に砕いて食べる。世界で唯一、骨が主食の鳥だ。一時はヨーロッパでほぼ絶滅したがピレネーでは保護活動もあり大幅に増加している。雄大な自然の中でたくましく生きるヒゲワシを見つめる。

 

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