Identifying Eagles

Eagles are simply magnificent, and the assumption is that they will be easy to identify. But distant views of birds can lead to confusion with Buzzard, and now we have to consider two species of eagle - Golden and White-tailed. Here we look at how you can confidently separate all three species of large raptor.

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Recent Bird ID videos

Mandarin Duck. Photograph by Neil Calbrade
Despite being non-native, these stunningly beautiful birds are commonly encountered and can cause confusion.
Teal. Photograph by Edmund Fellowes
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Coot. Photograph by Sarah Kelman
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