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double Steppe eagle (Aquila nipalensis)

double Steppe eagle  (Aquila nipalensis)
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Copyright: Dan Bachmann (danbachmann) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 90 W: 15 N: 72] (592)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-16
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-22 7:06
Viewed: 2142
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the same photograph stacked to make two birds.

A relatively large, handsome bird of prey, the steppe eagle closely resembles a number of related eagle species such as the tawny eagle, Aquila rapax, that occur within its extensive range. The plumage is mostly dark brown, with well-defined bars on the flight and tail feathers. The main distinguishing features are the reddish-brown patch on the nape of the neck, the oval nostrils, and the long, wide gape. There are two recognised subspecies of steppe eagle, Aquila nipalensis nipalensis and Aquila nipalensis orientalis, the latter being slightly smaller, with paler plumage. The juvenile steppe eagle resembles the adult but is paler brown, with a characteristic broad white band running along the underside of the wing.

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  • Saadeh Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 4 N: 18] (92)
  • [2011-01-22 14:16]
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Hi, nice work, i like it

Hi Dan,
Beautiful capture!
VEry nice details of the wings, excellent colors.

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