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"Pico Basile National Park, Bioko Island, EG" (Google, OSM) Details Hide details

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location approximate

soaring near the top of Pico Basile

Bioko Island
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Hawks, Eagles, and Kites - Photo (c) Art G., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
muir's ID: Hawks, Eagles, and Kites (Family Accipitridae)
Posted by muir about 5 years ago (Flag)
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The most likely seems to be Long-crested Eagle (Lophaetus occipitalis) given the plumage I can make out and those very obvious white windows in the wings. Won't bet on it though

Posted by marcellc about 5 years ago (Flag)
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Hmmmm.... Neither Birdlife or Borrow & Demey have l-c eagles occurring on Bioko--not that it means it can't be a vagrant. Looking through the underwing shots of B&D, maybe a pale European honey buzzard juvenile? Or reaching even more, a juvie fish eagle (not that the habitat or tail supports it)?

Posted by muir about 5 years ago (Flag)
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European Honey-buzzard - Photo (c) paulcools, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Paul Cools
muir's ID: European Honey-buzzard (Pernis apivorus)
Posted by muir over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Trying hard to imagine this as a Honey buzzard.

Posted by artem over 1 year ago (Flag)
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BTW this can be just a common buzzard. Any thoughts?

Posted by artem over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Common buzzards are listed for EG in Avibase: http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/checklist.jsp?region=GQ

I'm not familiar with either species to distinguish.

Posted by muir over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Hawks, Eagles, and Kites - Photo (c) Art G., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
muir's ID: Hawks, Eagles, and Kites (Family Accipitridae)
Posted by muir over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Hopefully Johnny can pop in and give his reasoning for a Pernis apivorus ID.

Posted by muir over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Posted by johnnybirder over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Sorry - common buzzard. The neck and tail isn't particularly long, and I dont see any bars on the tail. To be honest, I cant see why I called it a HB originally. Thanks for the check artem.

Posted by johnnybirder over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Common Buzzard - Photo (c) oldbilluk, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
artem's ID: Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Posted by artem over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Common Buzzard - Photo (c) oldbilluk, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
muir's ID: Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Posted by muir over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Cool, thanks guys. The system works!

Posted by muir over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Common Buzzard - Photo (c) oldbilluk, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
muir's ID: Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Common Buzzard - Photo (c) oldbilluk, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
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