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Old Monday 29th August 2005, 10:42   #1
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Who is David ?

Hallo,

In national parc Unteres Odertal, I saw a White Tailed Eagle which was attacked from a smarler bird ( maybe Osprey ? ).
Seems like a fight David against Goliath.


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Old Monday 29th August 2005, 12:05   #2
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I was thinking Osprey was a plausible candidate until the last pic, which looks like a Buteo to me. Most likely Common Buzzard
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Old Monday 29th August 2005, 12:05   #3
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Hi Dieter,

It is difficult to tell from these photos, but based mostly on photo no. 4 I think the smaller raptor is a Common Buzzard, Buteo buteo.

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Old Monday 29th August 2005, 12:09   #4
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Common Buzzard.
Pic 4 looks like the underwing of a banking C Buzzard.
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Old Monday 29th August 2005, 12:14   #5
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David

Thank You very much for the help.
Very strenght for me, why the Buzzard attack this big bird.
But sometimes also Crows attack much bigger birds.


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Old Monday 29th August 2005, 13:05   #6
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I once saw a White Tailed Eagle being mobbed by 2 Buzzards. Their strategy involved preventing the larger bird from gaining enough height to be able to manoeuvre effectively. Seemed a bit risk in view of the size difference and I'm not sure what they got out of it.
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