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Botswana, near Chobe River
that's a pleasure Isabella, I just thought the Wahlberg deserve a mention. ;)doubt it is a Bateleur, this is my spot of Bateleur male and female:http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/129...
Thank you Smith's Zoo for the explanation, it is a pity that I only have 1 photo of this beautiful bird.
Yes, this might be a close call. And Tawny might just be the one!The shape of the nostrils is different between this species and Tawny Eagle; Tawny Eagle has nostrils on a diagonal that is almost vertical, while Wahlberg's Eagle has nostrils almost horizontal.
Hi Smith'sZoo, thank you, this was also my first thought, but had strong doubts so I followed the 3 people who thought it's the Tawny Eagle ;-)
hi all, this might also be a Wahlberg's Eagle. http://www.surfbirds.com/forum/archive/i...
Thanks a lot everyone !!
After studying more pictures I have given a 3rd + for Tawny Eagle.
Aha, Daniele was the one with the 2nd "+". Would be funny to have a Swiss ID for a Botswana bird. However, I trust more Daniele's faible for birds than mine...
I seconded Tawny eagle at the time bayucca.
Yes indeed !!
Still no ID??? Come on, folks, we need help!!
aargggh, now I'm completely lost the north, I am totally dependent on your knowledge, therefor I am still in its infancy .... ;))
My 10 cents worth: Possibly a Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina)
Just had a look at my pic of a young Bateleur, in the company of adults on a dead tree, and the wings and body are much paler, legs and feet are pinkish, and the black tip on the bill is very indistinct. That rules it out for me. My pic is not available at the moment, it is amongst the hundreds I have pending for addition to PN in the future.
Hi SFShep,Thanks for the explanation ;-))I spotted him in Chobe National park not far from Chobe River the call it The Serondela area.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chobe_Natio...
A black or dark morph is an animal that is darker than others of its species. Hey, I have a question about this bird no matter the species: what kind of habitat was this found in. It reminds me of the golden eagles we have here in the United States and wondered if they had a similar ecological niche.
Hi Daniele,I don't unstand black morph ? sorry ;-(
Dark morph and shot into the dark ;-)...
The Tawny Eagle is a reasonable contender as it can come in an adult black morph.
My suggestion is also a guess (after Liam ID'ed a pic of mine http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/934...) The wiki page does have a picture at the bottom of 2 immature bateleurs from Botswana...
Beautiful eagle regardless of what kind it is.
Bayucca thanks again, but i'm still doubting, this one is I think much darker than the Tawny eagle, maybe the season can have influence on the color ? it was wintertime in Botswana.
Again, please, verify or probably Liam would know the ID. My guess was just a shot into the dark ;-)...
Spotted on Jul 27, 2009 Submitted on Jun 16, 2012