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Ethiopia--Awash NP eagles, Feb 9 2019 (1 Viewer)

jstanleyg

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Hello, I saw these three different eagles at Awash on Saturday, Feb 9, in different parts of the park. I am thinking they are all Lesser Spotted, but I've had plenty of struggles with brown eagles in the past. Photos 2-3 are the same bird and the closest shots that I got, which appear to show a round nostril, whitish trailing edge to secondaries, light colored rump/back spot, and some faint landing lights. Cere is a little hard to make out, but does not appear to reach to or past the eye.

Let me know what you think! Thanks!
 

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jstanleyg

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Hmmm...yes, more of a buzzard shape. Is it a Common? Doesn't look right for others reported in the area (Long-legged, Grasshoppper, Augur).
 
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