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Colfosco, Italian Dolomites today (1 Viewer)

mark clements

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I have noted my ideas for these birds, but wondered if others could help ID for a skiing friend.
Thank you
 

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mark clements

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for those that wondered I think Upper left may be species vulture because of the tail silhouette, and size... bizzarely similar tail to lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus) but may be so far out as to be laughable
Central bird shouts Golden Eagle to me
Bottom right seems like a Raven.
To give indication of size my friend said he thought all three may have been golden eagles, he is a keen photographer, but didnt have time for the usual high spec shots. He is new to birding, although we both walked in the Ordesa in the Pyrenees so that he could photograph raptors last year and he therefore has some idea on size.
 

delia todd

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hwinbermuda I've moved your posts to this thread and subscribed you to it so you can find it easily.

You had inadvertently posted it in one of the Sticky threads.
 

nbalblas

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I can only find Ravens and Golden Eagle in your pictures! In the first picture, I think it's just a fair sized Raven. Comparing the size with the G-E it fits Raven.
 

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