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|My 100th posting which I took of this eagle perched on a light pole in the Richards Bay harbour. Powerfully built bird with a long rounded crest, relatively long tail and thick legs.Mainly found in forests sometimes in open country. It is a noisy bird feeding on monkeys, game birds and small antelope caught in open glades.It has a large variety of musical whistles.|
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Very nice capture and congratulations on your 100th posting on TN. Regards,
- [2008-10-31 7:56]
An attractive bird, but not a Crowned Eagle. This is the commoner and MUCH smaller Long-crested Hawk Eagle Lophaetus occipitalis, which is often seen perched on poles, etc. around villages.
Merlin is correct, and I confirm. Lophaetus occipitalis.
- [2008-10-31 12:04]
Congratulations on your 100th posting.
Fantastic photo of this Long-crested Hawk Eagle in very beautiful natural colours and excellent sharpness. The focus on the head is perfect. Great DOF.
- [2008-11-04 8:49]
Very nice portrait of eagle.
Excellent detail and perfectly sharp image.
Very good work.