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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
Explorer

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
Explorer

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

Barry Kok
Explorer

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

Eagle Owl?

Donald Carlton
Explorer

Tawny Eagle

Kara Taylor
Digital Tracker

Is it a Tawny Eagle?

Wim Delvoye
Explorer

Immature tawny eagle.

Johanna Browne
Explorer

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
Explorer

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

Declan Porter
Explorer

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
Explorer

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
Explorer

Juvenile African Hawk Eagle

Sam Lovett
Explorer

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

Sam Lovett
Explorer

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…

Rory Hudson
Explorer

I believe it’s a booted Eagle

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