Red-headed vulture (Sarcogyps Calvus)

My Observations General A medium sized black vulture with an unmistakable red head and neck. Ferocious looking bird seen mostly in the forested area. Identification A huge raptor which is larger than most eagles and an easily identifiable bird when perched.Perched vultures are unmistakable because of its dark red head and neck in contrast to […]

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Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila Heliaca)

My Observations General A slim,  majestic, big Aquila Eagle usually seen in the Northern parts of India during migratory season. Seen in company of other Aquila Eagles especially Steppe eagles. Identification Appears taller than a Steppe when perched but is a rather slim, slender eagle giving an appearance that this eagle is much smaller in size than […]

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Lesser Fish Eagle (Ichthyophaga Humilis)
Lesser Fish Eagle (Ichthyophaga Humilis)

My Observations General A nice attractive compact fish eagle. Overall is grey in color overall and has a distinct blackish brown tail which helped me to easily ID it. Behavior Has a tendency to be perched on trees  for a duration like an hour or so, scanning the water and looking for fish. Locations  Galibore […]

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Tawny Eagle (Aquila Rapax)

My Observations General  A resident eagle seen throughout the year spread across different parts of India.Overall, it appears to be a little larger than a Black Kite. While perched appears a little taller  a lot more bulkier than a Black Kite. However the size varies from bird to bird where I have observed a few of […]

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Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)

General A medium-large sized  aquila  eagle winteing  in various parts of India in large numbers. Personally I have witnessed  Steppe Eagles in numbers from 2-3 to about 200 in one area at a time.In general most individuals appear bulky when perched and in flight look unmistakably  larger than a Tawny or Indian Spotted Eagle. At […]

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