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White tailed sea-eagles.

White tailed sea-eagles.
Mzungu, 27 Dec 2009
    • FBBird
      Black-tailed Sea Eagles

    • Kifaru Bwana
      I really do hope you meant white tailed sea eagles. Which is what they are ... Just check the nearest bird book of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. ;)

      Other than that: great shot of a magnificent bird!!!

      Incidentally: are they destined to be part of a reintroduction effort in Wales?
    • Maguari
      Sorry to contradict you KB but these are actually Golden Eagles.

      They have one of the bigger and more pleasant aviaries at WMZ but I've always felt perching was a little limited.
    • FBBird
      Black-tailed Sea Eagles

      Never seen a Golden Eagle with a huge beak like this; I still think they are Sea Eagles
    • Maguari
      If they are they must be very young birds - adults that I've seen have a much yellower beak and (of course) white tails!

      In addition, this looks a lot like the Golden Eagle aviary (built specially for the species), unless they have moved them around recently - it's been a while since I was last there so I could be out of date on this point.

      If these are young sea eagles then fair enough - but I would never have got that from this photo!
    • Kifaru Bwana
      ISIS lists up 2.0 sea eagles, 0.1 golden eagle and 1.1 Verreaux's eagle.

      To my mind they really do look like juvenile sea eagles. I have seen these magnificent birds both in the flesh in several raptor zoos as well as in the wild (they frequent the Netherlands coastline in wintertime and a pair has been nesting in the central wetlands for the last few years (rearing chicks and all).
    • FBBird
      Black-tailed Sea Eagles

      The Sea Eagle has a more massive head and beak, and generally appears more chunky than the Golden.
    • Maguari
      Fair do's - they had a pair of Golden and no sea eagles when I was there last. :)
    • Pygathrix
      They are indeed 3yr old male white-tailed sea-eagles, still in juvenile plumage, bred in the Netherlands in 2007.
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