Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Mystery raptor for you!



Any thoughts???

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Black Eagle?

Steve
Melbourne, Aus,

Choy Wai Mun said...

Booted?

M. A. Muin said...

hmm..my first thought..OHB. The head looks a bit bulky though. Mun could be right too...see that whitish patch on the wings..

John said...

Mmmmm...

Is it one of those dark Danum Valley Honey Buzzard thingys ?

jytou said...

It does look like an oddly dark-colored OHB...

Anonymous said...

No idea.
But to make a guess Black Eagle
Choo Eng

jeff said...

Hello David,

Could it be a Black Kite in Tail moult?

Cheers Jeff Davies, Australia

ps did you get my email about the Pipits at Bangkok Airport.

digdeep said...

Jeff got the right answer! Sorry Jeff, yes I did get your pipit email - and will reply soon!

Thanks

Dave

jeff said...

If you put the image into Photoshop and apply some shadow reduction, the head and under-primaries reveal enough to give the ID away. Looking at the tail, there are only four feather tips but the bird has spread them to compensate. An excellent choice for a mystery bird David.

No rush on the Pipits, Cheers Jeff.

mir mit vogel said...

This is what exactly I count as booted eagle last year.

Hakim