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Dead raptor ID (Greece) (1 Viewer)


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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 or immature raptor, but it's not banded or anything so I dont have to report it anywhere.


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Is that so? It would have never crossed my mind. They dont have a sustaining breeding population in Greece as far as I know, but there are still some resident and some passing during migration. But if anyonehas any other suggestions I'd like to hear them too because osprey might be a bit rare

Alexander Stöhr

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Hard picture, but legs are not strong enough for an osprey imo. More shouldnt they be bluish-grey? But I think they are some kind of dirtened with blood?
And the with areas in the tail more prominent an d clearer, not diluted brownish buffish?
Why not a Common Buzzard?


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we have common buzzards in the area (who doesnt honestly) and I think if it were an osprey it would have darker wings, thank you all for your help

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