Booted Eagle flight_w_5247 by Stephen A Daly 26 41 Suited and Booted!!! Hieraaetus pennatus. I thought that it was an Oriental Honey Buzzard (and so was everyone around) but I snapped this shot anyway. Listen More audio recordings. Image of hunt, hover, raptor - 4001264 Hi all, I shot this at Raptor Watch Festival 2003, Chumporn, South of Thailand. The photographs showed that the bird had fairly heavy wear to the flight feathers and tail, some feathers even appearing to be snapped. Identification. It has feathers on its legs right down to its feet, which are called boots. Booted Eagle. A medium-sized buzzard-like raptor but still unmistakably eagle-shaped, with long fingered primary flight feathers, a long square-shaped tail, and feathered legs (boots) prominent when perched. This raptor was gliding very high up in the sky (only seen as a speck to bare eyes). Photo about Booted Eagle in its rufous form in flight. It … The arrival date was also considered very early even for a Booted Eagle. I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. POWERED BY MERLIN. English: Booted eagle in flight. The booted eagle is a medium-sized mostly migratory bird of prey with a wide distribution in the Palearctic and southern Asia, wintering in the tropics of Africa and Asia, with a small, disjunct breeding population in south-western Africa. It is a medium sized raptor of powerful flight whose migration has received low attention by the scientific community. The Booted Eagle is mainly light grey with a darker head and flight feathers. The Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus) is a medium-sized bird of prey, a raptor, and an accipiter. Date: 1 March 2013, 11:42:53: Source: Own work: Author: Вых Пыхманн : Licensing . The Booted Eagle is one of the most representative raptor species in the Strait of Gibraltar. Its feathers are flecked with black. Sign in to see your badges. This was considered strange for a species which is usually in pristine condition. A pale morph Booted Eagle banks in flight My first prolonged and high quality sighting was near the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary in Mandya district of Karnataka, when we …