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Unnamed spotting

Description:

could it be a Parabuteo unicinctus? Thanks!

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2 species ID suggestions

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago
Golden eagle
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle
Liam
Liam 6 years ago
Booted Eagle
Aquila pennata Booted Eagle

14 Comments

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 5 years ago

Cool!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Thanks for the precision Roberto!

roberto bianconi
roberto bianconi 6 years ago

the bird was captive.. thank's to all of you

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Aquila nipalensis seems like a good match, but is out of range at the indicated location... Roberto, to further this discussion it would be useful if you could indicate whether this bird was captive or not. Thanks!

FoTony
FoTony 6 years ago

Awesome close up!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Wonderful shot,

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 6 years ago

surely the extension of the gape to level with the back of the eye rules out the Golden eagle. What about Aquila nipalensis - Steppe Eagle?

Liam
Liam 6 years ago

The reddish chin and pale brown coloration eliminate Golden Eagle. In my opinion, this bird resembles a Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata) more than anything. Nice shot!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Buongiorno Roberto! Stunning portrait! I agree with KarenL that this isn't Parabuteo unicinctus (also the location would be wrong unless the animal is captive). Do you have a full body shot or a shot of the bird in flight?

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

The head shape & color suggest a golden eagle but this is a much larger bird than the Harris hawk. I believe the range fits though.

roberto bianconi
roberto bianconi 6 years ago

No I'm sorry.. In that day I have shotted lots of photo of different birds..

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Can you recall it's size?

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Beautiful portrait!
The nostril looks wrong for Parabuteo unicinctus - maybe a Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)?

Atul
Atul 6 years ago

superb close up shot!

Carbonara al Ticino, LOM, Italy

Lat: 45.20, Long: 9.09

Spotted on Apr 17, 2011
Submitted on Jan 4, 2012

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