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I am sitting here in PA watching the Zebras, see this enormous bird in the tree above and say, "Please zoom in on that bird!!!" It had the shape of a hawk -- what type was it? All at once it swooped down behind the heavy brush and of course we lost sight of it. It had a stubby tail like a hawk back here in in PA.

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Ettel

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The pics are not clear enough to make a positive ID, but it is definitely a Brown Eagle of the Aquila genus.

My guess would be either a Tawny or Wahlberg's Eagle, but without a better view of the head or the bird in flight, it is impossible to make a call on this one.

Landi

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The mystery bird appears to have a 'v' shape on its back, does this help anybody?

And paler legs than the wings

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I've had a look at the pictures, and I guess it an eagle as most of the vultures have featherless necks. Unable to id it myself sadly but thanks for posting the photos. Always something interesting going on at Nkorho!

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Sadly hummers are not found in the whole of Africa, europe/asia. I think that they are just an american genus. Here in the Uk we have some pretty exotic birds - keep an eye out for Little Egrets camcrazy, near the coast, they are lovely white mediterranean heron type birds.

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Hummer?.....as in Humming Bird? Africa is such a huge place I'm sure there will be some in various regions but I don't actually know. We don't have anything as exotic as that here in the uK unfortunately.

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Thanks for the reply. An eagle would to it for me also. They have the full, chopped off sort of tail and it was an enormous and elegant type. One can be enormous and elegant in the bird world. And eagles and hawks are awesome birds. On the other end of the scale is the beautiful hummer. Are there hummers in Africa???

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Feathered legs too....I reckon an eagle of some sort. Picture in today's picture thread but not very good I'm afraid.

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