raptor identification

RAPTOR identification

A practical image guide

Raptors, those fascinating birds

During the last decade, a few new European raptor guides have been published. Nevertheless, there is only one specific web (European Raptors) dealing only about Raptors, created by our college Markus Jais, who carried out an excellent work with this useful web that includes information regarding the biology and conservation of birds of prey in Europe, besides other interesting raptor information. 

Nevertheless, so far there is not a single modern website specifically dealing with the identification of European raptors. By this reason, we decide to create Raptor Identification website to give extensive, detailed and updated information about the identification of the existing raptor species in Europe. The web includes many raptor photos classified by species, subspecies, sex, age and colour morphs. At the same time, we have produced practical raptor identification collages and some raptor identification notes to help you to easily identify the species with highly similar plumages and to better understand the different plumages/ages of some species. However, to give you the best and most complete information, we would be very pleased if you collaborate with us sending us your raptor photos and/or notes so we can post them in the website specific category.

Wishing this new raptor identification tool will help you to better knowledge of this fascinating group of birds, kind regards

Foundational and coordinating team

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