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Author: cywong    Time: 10/08/2008 22:35     Subject: Bonelli's Eagles

Bonelli's Eagles, Mai Po, 27/07/08

Adult and Juvenile(flying)

Adult(flying) and Juvenile



I do not understand why both of them have a large swelling below the throat. Moreover, they often stuck out their tongues like dogs probably due to the very hot weather.
Author: peregrine    Time: 11/08/2008 21:24     Subject: Bonelli's Eagles

These are beautiful photos.
Author: DanielCKChan    Time: 11/08/2008 23:18

Lovely birds. I miss them very much. Nice shots.
Author: cywong    Time: 12/08/2008 22:03

Thanks to peregrine and Daniel.
Author: ajohn    Time: 13/08/2008 08:57

I think the large bulges below the throat are simply because the birds have had a big meal and still have food in the crop
Author: cywong    Time: 14/08/2008 21:41

Thank you very much for answering my query.
Author: HFCheung    Time: 14/08/2008 22:02

I don't fully understand why birds sometimes have this big pouch on the throat.  Sometimes I have doult whether this is really a meal, because the position do not exactly the stomach position.  I could imagine that this is made of air.

HF Cheung
Author: cywong    Time: 15/08/2008 22:28

Many thanks for sharing your opinion.

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