young eagle

Observed near Musetescu summit at 2400 m.

Southern Carpathians
Făgăraş Mountains

August 2008


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LeslieH - Aug 24, 2010 12:46 pm - Hasn't voted


I'm afraid it is a Buzzard(Buteo Buteo).


LukZem - Aug 25, 2010 3:30 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Correction

No, it is a young eagle with typical white painting, which makes it similar with Buteo buteo. But as you know well, Buteo's territory reaches max. up to 1300 m a.s.l. and its wingspan in EU is up to 1,3m. Note - this footage was taken at 2400 m altitude and the wingspan is about 2 meters....
Check it out in this page - section birds - golden eagle (video footage):

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