If this bird looks pre-historic then it is. The fossil record goes back 1.8 million years. It is a rare critically endangered species. In fact it disappeared entirely from Europe 300 years ago. There was an 98% decline in world population just last century due to hunting, pesticides, loss of habitat and viruses. Colonies now exist in Morocco and Syria. Some re-introduction programmes have taken place including this one in Andalucia, Spain. You will pretty much only see them where these images were taken which is just beside a road !
They seem to be doing fine.
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