Booted Eagle
Nanyang Technological University
27 Oct 2022


General details
Species
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
Record ID 10328
Date 27 Oct 2022
Location Nanyang Technological University
Count 1 individual
Date added 27 Oct 2022

Record accepted.

Committee's view
Vote results For: 8
Wild: 8
Verdict Accepted / Wild (Verifiable)

References (see all)
References eBird

Descriptions
Identification
In the very far distance saw a raptor slowly circling north of NTU, through the binoculars definitely not a honey buzzard. Through photos square tail, white patterns on upperparts, frontal view shows the very distinctive white spots on the shoulders even at distance.
Habitat/behaviour
Circling, stayed a few minutes just going around, eventually too far off to see.
Viewing conditions
Bright and sunny although my optics not very good.
Observer's experience
Seen dark morphs before and familiar with the id features.
Observer's experience w/similar species
Quite familiar with all confusion species, black kite, brahminy etc.