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Unidentified Bird of Prey Germany June 7th

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Old Sunday 7th June 2020, 12:30   #1
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Unidentified Bird of Prey Germany June 7th

Hi folks,
I spotted this BoP high up over NSG Kleinenberg, (just south of Paderborn) today (7th June).
I noted 6 primaries, but I'm not sure what it is.
Tail length is slightly shorter than wing width (Common Buzzard or Booted Eagle)
Could a young pale variant Common Buzzard grow a 6th primary, before the 'extra' one falls out?

Thanks in advance
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Old Sunday 7th June 2020, 13:14   #2
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Thanks guys!

Anyone know about 6th primary?
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It's moulting the inner primaries, with the 6 outer primaries being old and the 7th (new, growing) starting to show.
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It's moulting the inner primaries, with the 6 outer primaries being old and the 7th (new, growing) starting to show.
Thanks very much Rafael!
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