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James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

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James, Beats me?

A lesser or a rock Krestel.

Brown eagles are always fun to try and ID especially when the large brown non-breeding migrants are around. This bird is a juvenile African Hawk-Eagle (Aquila spilogaster). The leggings feathered down to the talons rule out the buzzards, goshawks and snake-eagles. The dark brown upperparts and the paler rufous brown underparts point towards the juvenile African Hawk-Eagle.

I think it’s some type of a young eagle, based on its beak and fluffy, feather breast.

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