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Lesser Spotted Eagle

Lesser Spotted Eagle
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Copyright: alper varon (alpervaron) (94)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-22
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-29 3:50
Viewed: 3180
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) is a large Eastern European bird of prey. Like all typical eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. The typical eagles are often united with the buteos, sea eagles and other more heavy-set Accipitridae, but more recently it appears as if they are less distinct from the more slender accipitrine hawks than believed.
This is a medium-sized eagle, about 60 cm in length and with a wingspan of 150 cm. Its head and wing coverts are pale brown and contrast with the generally dark plumage. The head and bill are small for an eagle. There is usually a white patch on the upperwings, and even adults retain a clear-marked white V on the rump; the wing markings are absent and the white V is not well-defined in the Greater Spotted Eagle.
The juvenile has less contrast in the wings, but the remiges bear prominent white spots. It differs from Greater Spotted Eagle juveniles by a lack of wing covert spotting and the presence of a cream-colored neck patch.

Istanbul is a great place to see them when migrating.
You can see thousands of them flying on The Bosphorus
especially in April.
It is an old photo that i like
It was taken with a Nikon D80 with a Tokina 80-400mm lens.

first part of the notification is tken from wikipedia.org

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Alper bey selamlar,
Güzel bir bakış açısı...
Göç zamanlarına bazen şahit oluyorum.Gökyüzü kalabalık yırtıcı kuşlarla kaplı.
Kartal en küçük de olsa; asil bakışlar,renk ve netlik çok güzel yansıtılmış.
Emeğinize sağlık,

Alper merhaba ,
Şunları Sarıyerde iyi ışıkta bir türlü yakalayamadım bende .
Keskin bakışları yansıtan güzel bir kare olmuş , eline sağlık .

Well done my friend. A very good picture.

Müthiş bir kare olmuş.

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