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Raptor and Tern id - Hamilton Island - Australia

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Old Sunday 16th November 2008, 19:41   #1
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Raptor and Tern id - Hamilton Island - Australia

1 and 2 were over the island, was on the Great Barrier Reef
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Old Monday 17th November 2008, 00:00   #2
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The raptor looks like a Wedge-tailed Eagle and the tern like a Whiskered.
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Old Monday 17th November 2008, 01:12   #3
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Agree with I d's
Shape of tail in the first photo suggest Wedge tailed eagle as does the underwing coloring although a bit hard to distinguish.
The dark forehead, crown and breast are typical of a whiskered tern.
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Old Monday 17th November 2008, 05:18   #4
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There's a good flight shot of a wedgie at http://www.aviceda.org/abid/birdimag...p=8&pagesize=1

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