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Bird of Prey ID from Al Ain, UAE, 08.02.2021. (1 Viewer)

peterarras

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Hi all,
I'm a little bit confused with this Bird of Prey, if it's a immature Bonelli's Eagle or something els!?
Thanks in advance for help.
Cheers
Peter
 

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Muppit17

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Hi all,
I'm a little bit confused with this Bird of Prey, if it's a immature Bonelli's Eagle or something els!?
Thanks in advance for help.
Cheers
Peter
Looks like it.

Dark primary tips with pale bases and dark secondaries are all good. Looks like a juvenile moulting into adult plumage.
The black band on the coverts appears to be starting to show, this will give the typical bonelli's underwing in time.
 

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