Hen Harrier – Circus Cyaneus

Northern Hen harrier is larger and broader winged than races C. pygargus and C. macrourus. with white rump and dark grey band along trailing edge or secondaries, lacks black bar on upperwing of C. pygargus. Female averages larger, dark brown above, pale below with dark streaks, from below, dark bands on primaries, secondaries and rectrices….

read more →

Eurasian Marsh-Harrier – Circus Cyaneus

Eurasian Marsh-Harrierplumage variable. Male generally brown above particularly on back, underparts streaked, but solid dark brown at least on belly and vent. plumage becomes progressively paler with age. Female averages larger, usually brown with yellowish cream crown, throat and forewing. All dark or melanistic morph in some adults. Race harterti has much paler underparts than…

read more →

Short-toed Snake-Eagle – Circaetus Gallicus

Short-toed Snake-Eagle isDistinctly larger than buzzards Buteo. Medium-sized, broad-faced, usually dark-hooded, grey-brown snake-eagle, with head and thick neck protruding in all attitudes. Underparts strikingly white, variably speckled and barred darker, markings usually forming band across chest. Black tips to primary coverts and primaries and 2-3 tail bands fairly prominent even in palest birds. This species…

read more →

Cinereous Vulture – Aegypius Monachus

Cinereous Vulture ishuge, One of largest Old World vultures. Broad winged vulture, wedge shaped tail, all dark sooty to black. Bare skin of head and neck bluish grey, head covered with blackish down, neck ruff paler in older birds. Immature somewhat blacker, and top of head covered with black down, juvenile has bare skin pink….

read more →

Eurasian Griffon – Gyps Fulvus

The Gyps Fulvus immediately betrays itself by its size (L 100 cm) and characteristic pale colours, contrasting with dark colours of wings and tail. The species normally breeds colonially on cliffs (rarely in trees) mainly in mountainous regions. They inhabit a wide variety of open areas with few or no trees, where they feeds mainly…

read more →

Egyptian Vulture – Neophron Percnopterus

Neophron Percnopterus are small vulture with uique plumage, resembling Ciconia ciconia, marked contrast, especially underparts, between overall white coloration and black flight feathers, bare yellow face, short, wedge shaped tail, legs greyish white, pink or pale yellow. Juvenile all dark, particularly on unfrtpsrtd. Race ginginianus sligtly smaller, with whole bill yellow. Egyptian Vultureis a widespread…

read more →

Lammergeier – Gypaetus Barbatus

Gypaetus Barbatus, large (Europe’s biggest) raptor with small “beard” of feathers.Black wings, wedge-shaped tail, red eye-ring and facial mask, neck and underparts orange, resulting from impregnation by mineral particles Juvenile all dark, with broader wings. Race meridionalis has lower tarsus unfeathered and lacks incipient breast band, facial pattern clearer, as lacks black markings and feathers…

read more →

White-Tailed Eagle – Haliaeetus Albicilla

Haliaeetus Albicilla and yellow bill as in Bald Eagle, but head and neck pale buff rather than pure white, contrasting much less with rest of plumage. tail wedge shaped. Female averages larger. Juvenile blackish brown, with tail, head, bill and iris all dark, whitish markings on axillaries. gradually attains adult plumage over 5-6 years, but…

read more →

Black Kite – Milvus Migrans

Milvus Migrans is more compact in shape than a Red Kite and is a duller, darker brown, lacking the red colours and the obvious white wing panels. Indeed, it is more likely to be mistaken for a female Marsh Harrier or a dark morph Booted Eagle but has more angular wings which it holds level…

read more →

Honey Buzzard – Pernis Apivorus

Pernis Apivorus are similar in appearance to common buzzards but are distinguished by a dark, double bar near the base of the tail. They also have longer, narrower wings than the common buzzard and a longer neck, accentuating a pigeon-like head. On the forehead and lores it has small, dense scale-like feathers to reduce the…

read more →
Cappadocia Turkey Travel - Page 4 of 1112345678910...Last »
UP WE GO
Sitemap Cappadocia Turkey - Turkey Travel Planner - Turkey Travel Guide