African Harrier-Hawk juvenile

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African Harrier-Hawk juvenile

A widespread African species, the adult of which is regularly seen and easy to identify. The juvenile can be confused perhaps with large eagles. This bird seen along the side of the road, is starting to show the yellow bare patch of skin around the eye which suggests it is moulting towards adult plumage.

Country: Uganda
Location: Route Bwindi to QE National Park
Family: Kites, Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)
Species: African Harrier-Hawk (Polyboroides typus)
Date taken: 21/07/2011