Bateleur

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  1. doenoe

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    At work they are training a bateleur eagle to "kill" a snake (a fake one offcourse) Pretty cool to see. Just shows how some things are just in a animals instinct. The first time he saw the snake, he acted as he would have in the wild. Spreading his wings and being very cautious.
    Anyways, here are some shots:
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    (in this one he is jumping backwards)
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    Thanks for looking
    Greetz Daan
     
  2. lostprophet

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    the detail in the feathers in the 1st is unreal
    At the hawk conservancy where I go they have a young Bateleur called Goose, who does a great flying display, but I've seen one play with a rubber snake
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    First I was going to say, wow, Photo 1 is so good, then I thought, wow, Photo 2 is so good, too! And now I equally much like the action captured in Photo 3, so I must come to the conclusion that you have only winners here!
     
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    wow, his wings are awesome!!.... and you captued him well daan... good job mate :thumbup:
     
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    Schìtterend, Daan.
    Is een 'bateleur' hetzelfde als een harpij?
     
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    wow! the last one is fabulus! great catch! but wait a moment.. do I see... a snake!!?aaaaaaaaaa
     
  7. doenoe

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    Thanks for the comments everybody :)
    And no Mr. Smith, a Bateleur isnt the same a a Harpij (Harpy eagle). They are both eagles though. The bateleur on the pic isnt a fullgrown one. They look very different when adult. Totally black, with the skin around the eyes and the beak totally red. I like them better in the young colors, but cant win em all eh :)
    And mentos, to quote Sadam in Southpark the movie: "hey relax, its a fake" :biggrin:
     
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    queston for you Daan,

    when they get older do they loose their ruffled feathers around the head?

    I've only ever seen young ones
     
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    Excellent captures. I love the action in 3.

    Eric
     
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    Very different indeed.

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    good shots..! he looks meaaaan.
     

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