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  1. Deb Burhinus

    Oriental Honey Buzzard? S Thailand help pls

    Thanks Grahame - a notable example! (I am not familiar with this morph or the ssp.) Interestingly, it also mimics in adult plumage, the endemic Mountain Eagle in Borneo http://orientalbirdimages.org/search.php?Bird_Image_ID=26596&Bird_ID=840&Bird_Family_ID=&Location= and the wider ranging...
  2. Deb Burhinus

    Oriental Honey Buzzard? S Thailand help pls

    Crested Honey Buzzards mimic hawk eagles in the nisaetus genus so confusion is very possible with eg changeable hawk eagles, perhaps more so than a serpent eagle imo - but note the larger head, shorter wings, with bulging trailing edge and streaked breast of adults cf to the barred body of adult...
  3. Deb Burhinus

    Oriental Honey Buzzard? S Thailand help pls

    Hi Steve It is certainly a OHB - note the underwing pattern (broad distinct bars on the flight feathers and broad tail band - indicating adult). Juveniles are similar to European Honey Buzzards but have broader wings/hand with 6 primary fingers and a shorter tail. Also OHB lack dark carpal...
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