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Exotic bird spotted again - not an ostrich, says photographer

PUBLISHED: 18:03 19 March 2015 | UPDATED: 18:03 19 March 2015

Tony Nelson took this photo of what he has identified as a rhea close to the water tower just outside Hollesley. Photo: cTony Nelson 2015

Tony Nelson took this photo of what he has identified as a rhea close to the water tower just outside Hollesley. Photo: cTony Nelson 2015

cTony Nelson 2015

An exotic bird spotted roaming the Suffolk countryside has been caught on camera.

Tony Nelson took this photo from a footpath in a field next to the water tower north of Hollesley – the same location RSPB warden David Fairhurst saw the bird on Wednesday afternoon.

Mr Nelson said the bird is a rhea, not an ostrich, as originally thought.

The birds are native to South America but it remains unclear how one came to appear in a Suffolk field.

He took the photo last Tuesday and sent it to us after seeing the story online.

Have you seen the bird in or around Hollesley? Call the news desk on 01473 324788 or email newsroom@archant.co.uk.

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