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James Tyrrell


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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Some type of eagle?

James, Our best guess is a Tawny Eagle!

Hi James,
Immature African Hawk Eagle in transitional plumage

Great photo! And I am trying to find out what bird it is…. ???
I am looking forward to the Londolozi blogs every day, highlight of the day.

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Juvenile African Hawk Eagle?

Tawny Eagle?? James is this merely bad photography!!??

To add – Okay feathers to the foot equals ‘no Snake Eagle’.

Eagle Owl?

Tawny Eagle

Is it a Tawny Eagle?

Immature tawny eagle.

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Yellow billed kite?

Maybe a tawny eagle?

James, I think it is heron of some kind

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A juvenile African hawk eagle? The head shape and slight streaking have me leaning that way, over a tawny. Tough one …

It is a juvenile transitional African Hawk-Eagle. I struggled to ID the first one I saw. I was in the Pilanesberg and had it flying overhead. Luckily I managed some photos and could ID it from those!

Booted eagle?

I’m going with dark morph Tawny Eagle

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Immature Tawny Eagle?

Going with the majority… an eagle, but specifics uncertain!!

Juvenile African Hawk Eagle

Great photo! And I am trying to find out what bird it is…. ???

Wait I think I know now is it an African Hawk Eagle?????????????????????????????

I’m seeing this a bit late, but I’m guessing Tawny Eagle…

I believe it’s a booted Eagle

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