Archive for 'Accipitridae'

Steller's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus)

Steller’s Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus)

During the winter months the Steller’s sea-eagle follow their food source cod and pollock to the northern coast of Hokkaido. Where there’s fish also humans follow, and thus the fishery and wild stock of fish is supporting a large number of this species in winter, and in particular the months of February and March – […]

Steller's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus)

Steller’s Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus)

During the winter months the Steller’s sea-eagle follow their food source cod and pollock to the northern coast of Hokkaido. Where there’s fish also humans follow, and thus the fishery and wild stock of fish is supporting a large number of this species in winter, and in particular the months of February and March – […]

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

During winter the white-tailed eagles are found together with the visiting Steller’s sea eagles on the northern coast of Hokkaido. Here they feast on leftovers from the fishery and handouts from the many tourists coming here just for these magnificent eagle species. The white-tailed eagle is a very large eagle, and when seen together with […]

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

During winter the white-tailed eagles are found together with the visiting Steller’s sea eagles on the northern coast of Hokkaido. Here they feast on leftovers from the fishery and handouts from the many tourists coming here just for these magnificent eagle species. The white-tailed eagle is a very large eagle, and when seen together with […]

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

During winter the white-tailed eagles are found together with the visiting Steller’s sea eagles on the northern coast of Hokkaido. Here they feast on leftovers from the fishery and handouts from the many tourists coming here just for these magnificent eagle species. The white-tailed eagle is a very large eagle, and when seen together with […]

Steller’s Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus)

Steller’s Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus)

During the winter months the Steller’s sea-eagle follow their food source cod and pollock to the northern coast of Hokkaido. Where there’s fish also humans follow, and thus the fishery and wild stock of fish is supporting a large number of this species in winter, and in particular the months of February and March – […]

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

During winter the white-tailed eagles are found together with the visiting Steller’s sea eagles on the northern coast of Hokkaido. Here they feast on leftovers from the fishery and handouts from the many tourists coming here just for these magnificent eagle species. The white-tailed eagle is a very large eagle, and when seen together with […]

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

During winter the white-tailed eagles are found together with the visiting Steller’s sea eagles on the northern coast of Hokkaido. Here they feast on leftovers from the fishery and handouts from the many tourists coming here just for these magnificent eagle species. The white-tailed eagle is a very large eagle, and when seen together with […]

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

During winter the white-tailed eagles are found together with the visiting Steller’s sea eagles on the northern coast of Hokkaido. Here they feast on leftovers from the fishery and handouts from the many tourists coming here just for these magnificent eagle species. The white-tailed eagle is a very large eagle, and when seen together with […]

Steller’s Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus)

Steller’s Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus)

During the winter months the Steller’s sea-eagle follow their food source cod and pollock to the northern coast of Hokkaido. Where there’s fish also humans follow, and thus the fishery and wild stock of fish is supporting a large number of this species in winter, and in particular the months of February and March – […]

Steller's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus)

Steller’s Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus)

During the winter months the Steller’s sea-eagle follow their food source cod and pollock to the northern coast of Hokkaido. Where there’s fish also humans follow, and thus the fishery and wild stock of fish is supporting a large number of this species in winter, and in particular the months of February and March – […]

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

During winter the white-tailed eagles are found together with the visiting Steller’s sea eagles on the northern coast of Hokkaido. Here they feast on leftovers from the fishery and handouts from the many tourists coming here just for these magnificent eagle species. The white-tailed eagle is a very large eagle, and when seen together with […]

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

During winter the white-tailed eagles are found together with the visiting Steller’s sea eagles on the northern coast of Hokkaido. Here they feast on leftovers from the fishery and handouts from the many tourists coming here just for these magnificent eagle species. The white-tailed eagle is a very large eagle, and when seen together with […]

Kongeørn | Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

Kongeørn | Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

Som de fleste gribber og rovfugler har kongeørnen et fantastisk blikk og kan se et dyrekadaver over store avstander. Det hjelper selvsagt med skvatringen fra ravner, skjærer og kråker, og kort tid etter at den første kongeørnen har landet ved et kadaver kommer fler. Og med det blir det kranglinger som her, når en sittende […]

Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus)

Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus)

A critically endangered species, and unsurprisingly the only one of the species I encountered during my time in Botswana. Last night’s kill by wild dogs has attracted this individual and other species of vulture and scavengers, and this hooded vulture was the only one of its kind. Decades ago it would have been alongside many […]

Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax)

Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax)

Last night a group of wild dogs made a kill, and at dawn furry and feathered scavengers honed in on the leftovers. This eagle was waiting for the large vultures to scatter, so it could have its pickings. The dogs made a good job of cleaning up the kill, so not much was left. But […]

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Last night a group of wild dogs made a kill, and at dawn furry and feathered scavengers honed in on the leftovers. This kite was waiting for the large vultures to scatter, so it could have its pickings. The dogs made a good job of cleaning up the kill, so not much was left. But […]

White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus)

White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus)

A critically endangered species, but surprisingly 5 of them gathered here. Lot less than in a healthy population, but it could have been just a single individual. Or none. I encountered very few of any species of vulture, and sadly this is all due to human activities like trophy hunting and religious excuses, poisoning of […]

Bicolored Hawk (Accipiter bicolor)

Bicolored Hawk (Accipiter bicolor)

My only encounter of the species, and in luck as it was relatively close. Hawks are ambush predators that swoops in on their prey, and we usually locate them by following the agitated calls from its prey, smaller birds, or during their hunt. I located this one by following the agitated calls and flights of […]

Changeable hawk-eagle (Nisaetus cirrhatus)

A juvenile looking for opportunities as daylight is fading. When excited they will raise their crest, hence the other commonly used name – crested eagles. This individual was at ease and it crest-feathers were resting and only visible in profile. Changeable is in fact a good name, as this species has two forms – one […]

Crested serpent eagle (Spilornis cheela)

Without a long lens I would not have had any idea that this bird had blood around the corner of the mouth, and thus recently having had a kill and meal. Being content I guess it simply sat here to watch over its territory, perhaps feeling an achievement of having conquered it and its bounties. […]

Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus)

Although this species seems common on Socotra, it is in fact threatened throughout its range due to human chemicals like pesticide, antibiotics and heavy metals like lead. I don’t know the status and health of the Socotri population, but they do bread, and I found several young birds. Perhaps the worst case of human impact […]

Spurvehauk (Accipiter nisus)

En sjelden gang ser jeg silhuetten av en spurvehauk fare som en prosjektil mellom trærne. Andre ganger hørere jeg spetakkelet til småfuglene som varsler om en fare i nærheten, uten å finne faren. Jeg finner også fjærplukk med jevne mellomrom både på tomten og i nærområdet, så både spurv- og hønsehauk er aktive her. For […]

Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga)

This near adult was in now way giving way to our car! It was simply watching and taking a couple of steps to the side as it was letting a cow pass. A very relaxed individual, and I did not see any prey nearby, so I wondered how it could be this relaxed to a […]

Plumbeous Kite (Ictinia plumbea)

Getting to the Refugio Los Volcanes is a steep descent in dense forest-clad slopes. You hear birds constantly, but seeing them is difficult unless they are perched like this kite. Altitude: 1228 metres. It sounds like this: