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James Tyrrell

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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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on What Bird is This? #27

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Some type of eagle?

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

James, Our best guess is a Tawny Eagle!

Ian Maclarty

Hi James,
Immature African Hawk Eagle in transitional plumage

Christa Blessing
Senior Digital Ranger

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.

Wendy Hawkins
Senior Digital Ranger

Juvenile African Hawk Eagle?

Barry Kok

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

Barry Kok

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

Eagle Owl?

Donald Carlton

Tawny Eagle

Kara Taylor
Senior Digital Ranger

Is it a Tawny Eagle?

Wim Delvoye

Immature tawny eagle.

Johanna Browne

Yellow billed kite?

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Maybe a tawny eagle?

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, I think it is heron of some kind

Alex McMillan

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

Declan Porter

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!

Charles Stewart

Booted eagle?

I’m going with dark morph Tawny Eagle

Nicole Bernhardt
Senior Digital Ranger

Immature Tawny Eagle?

Paul Canales
Senior Digital Ranger

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

David Read

Juvenile African Hawk Eagle

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