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Recent content by gerdwichers8

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    Buzzard ID?

    I am stuck just the same way like you. The wide band to the wing might have favoured Steppe on top of the general built but I would only trust a reallive situation from my point of view. Palearctic buzzards are so close to one another.
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    Ferruginous Hawk and Sedge Wren?

    Might take a look at the Wren just for fun; the hawk is a Red-tailed.
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    Meadow or Richard's Pipit (Spaarndam, near Amsterdam Netherlands Nov 28, 2020)

    The pictures strongly suggest the bird, which I would say is a pipit, to have a very weak bill. Which is good for Meadow
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    Hawk ID, Toronto

    I understand mister Vieillot treated this species under the genus 'sparvius', of which nowadays at least-mostly-all are placed in 'accipiter'. This short-winged buzzard has no broad wing really but could you say the species is capable of catching small birds like the members of its former...
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    Armenia Raptor

    probably only menetriesi in early august.. ..but likely just as in the Atlas, Caucasian buzzards are truly puzzling and hybrids are to occur.
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    Leica Noctivid 8x42 design flaws and review - owners please check

    I bought my Leica's this winter and beginning of June I was very excited to find that the binoculars takes harsh light conditions very well. Owned two pairs of EL's or Swarovision for the last 14 years which I wasn't to buy at that time (went for Ultravid) and before all that, had used two...
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    Hawks - Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, Alberta

    Red-tailed Hawk and Northern Harrier
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    noctivid objective covers

    Wear them all the time for handlebar protection and there's no issues them touching the glass.
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    Raptors ID help - North-east India

    2 and 3 is EIE; 1 I am not sure but for the time being another subadult EIE
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    Common Buzzard with white tail and UTC's.

    Tail-and flightfeathers in Common Buzzards are 'white-and-dark-patterned' in any case. This buzzard shows still a pale 'U' to its chest. As in dark morph Steppe Buzzard; this pale 'U' would have been absent. As a rule of thumb: a white vent in the WP implies an intermediate or pale morph or a...
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    Spotted Eagle ,Northern Greece

    one of its parents is
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    Buteo, California, USA

    ..right, I just took a look at the e-bird photo's of the hawk and I like head and bill as RLH quite a bit better. These were not so easy here at Birdforum and those were my biggest concern. Still very hard a bird and it will take more confidence to be certain.
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    Buteo, California, USA

    Many features like iris-colour; composition of bill-length/ base bill to the eye; headshape and type of gape. Then the extent of dark fingers, type of dark pattern to the whole of the bird and dito patterning to the white tail-and wingpatterning. The width of the hand compared to the width of...
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    Hawk (?), Panama

    True; as a rule of thumb, a white vent to a median sized raptor in the WP always applies to a light bird or morph (regardless of species) In the Nearctic this applies less well (Snail Kite; Swainson's Hawk..)
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    Raptor ID, Dallas, Texas

    :eat: B (: