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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Iceland Raptor ID


I saw this large raptor at Thingvellir National Park in south Iceland last week. It was pursuing some Greylags. I think it is a juvenile white-tailed fish eagle, but would value confirmation







May 23, 2022 at 07:08 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Iceland Raptor ID


Not sure why you have not had any ID's yet. Definitely looks like a blurry, semi-silhouette of an Iceland Raptor.

Sorry, could not resist.



May 25, 2022 at 12:04 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Iceland Raptor ID


I zoomed in using TV detective imaging software and got this







I would say it's a white tailed fish eagle from your image.



May 25, 2022 at 02:54 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Iceland Raptor ID


Many thanks
Niall



May 25, 2022 at 03:59 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Iceland Raptor ID


Actually the image you posted is not, as I initially assumed, an enlargement of my image.


May 25, 2022 at 08:09 AM
 


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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Iceland Raptor ID


All kidding aside, I did try to enlarge your photo but could not do much with it. It is quite possibly a White-tailed Eagle (the official name.) E-bird shows many sightings of White-tailed Eagle in Iceland but it would be impossible to make a positive ID from your photo but the shape and general impression to me is of a large eagle.


May 26, 2022 at 12:04 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Iceland Raptor ID


Thanks, I think, on balance, it is a white-tailed. It has the correct number of primaries and that is the only large raptor in Iceland. We have them around here in the south of England but they are re-introduced (although now breeding) and Iíve not managed to see one here yet
Niall



May 26, 2022 at 01:40 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Iceland Raptor ID


nrferguson wrote:
Actually the image you posted is not, as I initially assumed, an enlargement of my image.


Sorry Niall my joke fell flat, but it sure looks like a white tailed fish eagle to me, I've spent a couple of great holidays in Norway photographing them.








Tim




May 26, 2022 at 04:15 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Iceland Raptor ID


TimMunsey wrote:
Sorry Niall my joke fell flat

Tim



i chuckled.




May 26, 2022 at 06:59 AM







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