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  1. Dimitra_v

    raptor ID (Northen Greece)

    I think maybe a falcon species and not an Accipitriformes species, because of the wing shape?? (I also cant find any Accipitriformes species that have such pale primaries, unless that is a plumage deformity? very unlikely) I saw this flying over a marsh around sea level. It flapped rather than...
  2. Buzzard.

    Buzzard.

    Buzzard (Pale phase in flight) Pale phase Buzzard could be confused with Rough-legged Buzzard or Long-legged Buzzard.
  3. kahraba

    Two raptors - Irazu, Costa Rica

    Prompted by recent threads about Costa Rica, I got back into old pics from february '16. These two raptors were seen at Irazu Volcano. I suspect Tiny Hawk for the second one (photos 2 & 3), whereas for the first one I have very little idea. It was flying quite high overhead.
  4. Dimitra_v

    Dead raptor ID (Greece)

    I saw this corpse washed up on the shore. I took a close-up of its talons to see if that helps with the identification. I found it in the Thermaikos gulf, Thessaloniki. Anyone know what It might be? I dont know many birds of prey, and this one is really decomposed. I just worry if it is a rare...
  5. Dimitra_v

    Raptor identification (Thessaloniki area, Greece)

    I saw this one today, it looks like a common buzzard, but the color variation in there birds confuses me, and I can't find many reference pictures of common buzzards with this plumage sitting down. Is there a chance that this is something else, like a european marsh harrier? (there are marsh...
  6. Osprey with a fish

    Osprey with a fish

    This osprey had caught a fish and was heading back to its usual high perch to eat.
  7. Common Buzzard

    Common Buzzard

    Common Buzzard checking out...
  8. GracieChun

    Raptor ID - Tequesquitengo, Morelos, Mexico - 27/2/21

    This raptor landed in a tree having just swiped it‘s prey out of the air (possibly a swallow). It was a long way off so photo clarity is not great. Possibly a juvenile, but really not sure what it is. Seen just near lake Tequesquitengo in Morelos, Mexico, on Saturday 27 February 2021. I have...
  9. Barred Owl

    Barred Owl

    Watches and listens for any rodent movement below the snow covered field below.
  10. A

    Raptor ID Pakistan

    This raptor was captured at Mithi, Tharparkar, Sindh, Pakistan. Not sure about the ID due to its paleness. These are the only photos. Sorry for their poor quality.
  11. G

    Some raptor, Goa today morning

    not sure what it is. definitly not a kite.
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    20210104_185808.jpg

    Red-tailed Hawk hunting
  13. B

    Identify this Hawk

    First time noticing this hawk in our backyard. Normally we have an osprey perched up here but today we noticed this one. Based on some searches we narrowed it to broad winged hawk or Cooper’s hawk but aren’t sure. Any help is appreciated!
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    68841123-48A9-4219-B41B-E9BE2366F0AC.jpeg

    Osprey posing
  15. C25CEDC6-79CF-45A9-AC0B-F4A82D9D2222.jpeg

    C25CEDC6-79CF-45A9-AC0B-F4A82D9D2222.jpeg

    Spread your wings
  16. AAF41A21-BED1-42BF-9A82-82F367330A2A.jpeg

    AAF41A21-BED1-42BF-9A82-82F367330A2A.jpeg

    Osprey drying out
  17. Raptor - 101

    Raptor - 101

    Raptor - 101 This beautiful assassin ... gave an outstanding performance ... ... by granting me this ... full-framer ... with near 3D effect ... and a lovely eye ... __________ Black-winged Kite Elanus caruleus Gurgaon Rural Haryana India 24 November 2017
  18. Cooper's Hawk

    Cooper's Hawk

    I believe this is a Cooper's, but correct me if I am wrong, please. I have a hard time telling a Cooper from a Sharp-shinned. Digiscoped.
  19. Red Kite

    Red Kite

    Red Kite over the Llantysilio Mountains, North Wales
  20. Red Kite

    Red Kite

    Red Kite photographed 25th of June 2020 in North Wales, UK.
  21. Grey-headed Fish Eagle with its lunch

    Grey-headed Fish Eagle with its lunch

  22. Juvenile Cooper's Hawk - Central Park, NYC

    Juvenile Cooper's Hawk - Central Park, NYC

    This young Cooper's Hawk was quite cooperative as it put on a display unsuccessfully chasing several squirrels in Central Park NYC. The photo was shot with a Canon 7d Mark II and a Canon 100-400 f4/L II lens.
  23. Black Baza

    Black Baza

    Black Baza enjoying the warmth from the morning sun. God is good! Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grr8photography/
  24. Japanese Sparrowhawk

    Japanese Sparrowhawk

    Japanese Sparrowhawk - BIF God is good! Follow me on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/grr8photography/
  25. Oriental Honey Buzzard

    Oriental Honey Buzzard

    Oriental Honey Buzzard - BIF Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grr8photography/
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