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Andalucian Raptor Identification please (1 Viewer)

02pepe47

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This series of Photo's are of the same bird shown in short time order as it has taken prey from the top of the background trees and is struggling to maintain a firm hold of it's intended meal.
I think it may be a Honey Buzzard but would appreciate confirmation.
Apologies for the quality of the of my pctures but it was handheld & quite opportunist, thats my excuse any way.

Pepe
 

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The first photo shows a heavily marked individual, probably a sub-adult. As they age, they lose the heavy barring underneath with age, and can appear very white, although the plumage variation in individual birds can vary enormously, as in buzzards.
 
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