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    Default Sudanese eagle sp

    These two eagles were found with vultures at a carcass on the Red Sea coast of Sudan. I have my own view on their ID but I'd appreciate the thoughts of others. The first two photos are of the same bird. The corvid is a brown-necked raven.

    Many thanks,

    Tim
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    Both birds look good for Steppe Eagle, first an imm second an adult

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    3rd Y bird and adult bird Steppe as Motmot correctly says
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    That is actually what I thought, but I'd be very interested to hear your reasons.

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    First bird clearly shows a broad white band along the centre of the underwing, a typical juv Steppe feature many immatures more or less show. Besides, throat is paler than the rest of the underparts.
    Second bird shows distinct barring on flight feathers with a broader blackish trailing edge, darker carpals than rest of underwing, paler centre of 'hand', seemingly barred tail, darker body than underwing, also possibly a paler throat than rest of underparts. All good for adult Steppe.
    Surely macrourus can add more info, he's the expert, I'm just an average birder.
    Cheers,
    Eduardo
    Last edited by Motmot; February 7th, 2010 at 12:09 AM.

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    Thanks Eduardo!

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