Monday, August 15, 2022

Raptors

Raptors

Raptors of Singapore

A7R4 in APS-C mode
A1 12 Jun 2022
FE 200-600/5.6-6.3 G
MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2
190XPROB/GHFG1.  14 Dec 2021
MT190CXPRO3/GHFG1. May 2022

 

 

Peregrine Falcon

Adults are dark grey on upperparts, with a distinct dark moustachial stripe. Underparts are white, with finely streaked dark grey on breast and barred on belly. The fastest raptor. Hard to find one. Hard to photograph one.

f10 1/125  ISO 100, FE 200-600/5.6-6.3 G @600mm, 190B/GHFG1, 22 Dec 2021

 

 

 

Osprey

Upperparts almost dark brown. Pale head and underparts. Dark eye-stripe that merges into dartl brown of mantle. Brown breast band. 

Osprey with pufferfish. Eagle Point, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

f9 1/2500. @600mm, ISO 2500, 190B/GHFG1, 30 Dec 2021

 

Osprey with pufferfish. Eagle Point, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

f9 1/2500. @600mm, ISO 2000, 190B/GHFG1, 30 Dec 2021

       

 

 

 

Brahminy Kite

A medium size brown and white raptor. Head and breast are white with fine streaking. Rest of the body rich rufous-brown. In flight, note white head, black wing tips and rounded tail based. Young birds are dark brown overall with pale streaks on underparts and, in flight, undersides of flight feathers without streaking. 

f10 1/1250. @600mm, ISO 800, Jalan Gemala 2, 27 Feb 2022

 

f9 1/1250. @600mm, TC 1.4x, ISO 2000, Woodlands Waterfront, 26 Jun 2022

 

f8 1/2500. @600mm, ISO 1250, Woodlands Waterfront, 18 Jun 2021

 

f8 1/2500. @600mm, ISO 1250, Woodlands Waterfront, 18 Jun 2021

 

f9 1/1250. @600mm, TC 1.4x, ISO 8000, Woodlands Waterfront, 6 Jul 2022

 

f6.3 1/400. @600mm, ISO 4000, Woodlands Waterfront, 21 May 2022

 

                  

       Juvenile, f10 1/1250. @600mm, TC 1.4x, ISO 640, Woodlands Waterfront, 26 Jun 2022

 

Juvenile, f10 1/1250. @600mm, TC 1.4x, ISO 640, Woodlands Waterfront, 26 Jun 2022      

 

f9 1/1000. @600mm, TC 1.4x, ISO 5000, Woodlands Waterfront, 17 Jul 2022

 

Oops!! Fish dropped. :(.  f9 1/1000. @600mm, TC 1.4x, ISO 5000, Woodlands Waterfront, 17 Jul 2022

 

 

 

Grey-headed Fish Eagle

A robust looking raptor wiht distinct grey head. Brown breast, well demarcated from white belly and undertail. Tail white with black terminal band. Young birds are less strongly marked and streaked, but lower belly white.

Adult, A7R2, f8 1/800. @492mm, APS-C mode, TC 1.4, ISO 800, Swan Lake, 11 Oct 2019

 

 

Juvenile, A7R2, f5.6 1/800. @600mm, APS-C mode, TC 1.4, ISO 800, Swan Lake, 11 Oct 2019

 

Juvenile, f8 1/500. @600mm, ISO 400, Botanic Garden Learning Forest Carpark, 16 Aug 2021

 

A6400, f8 1/500. @600mm, ISO 500, Singapore Quarry, 15 Sept 2021

 

 

 

 

Oriental Honey Buzzard

A medium size raptor. With dark and light plumage. Small chicken like head with slight crest, pale throat, board wings and longish tail. 

 

Light Morph, A6400, f8 1/500. @600mm, ISO 400, Woodlands HDB, 1 Feb 2020

 

 

 

Light Morph, f10 1/1600. @600mm, ISO 800, Satay by the Bay, 25 Mar 2022

 

 

 

f10 1/1600. @600mm, ISO 800, Satay by the Bay, 25 Mar 2022

 

 

Dark Morph, f9 1/800. @600mm, ISO 800, Ulu Pandan Park Connector @Clementi Road Junction, 3 Nov 2021

 

 

Dark Morph, f8 1/1250. @600mm, Full Frame, ISO 1250, Ulu Pandan Park Connector @Clementi Road Junction, 3 Nov 2021

 

 

A6400, f6.3 1/2000. @600mm, ISO 800, MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2, Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park Pond Garden, 16  Feb 2021

 

 

Black Baza

A small, black and white raptor with long erect crest. Head and upperparts mostly black, with prominant white patch on breast and chestnut barring on belly. Undertail coveryts black. In flight, wings appear broad, rounded at the end, abd narrower at the base. Black undertail and underwings coverts most visible in flight.

 

A6400, f8 1/500. @600mm, ISO 800, Changi Business Park Bus Termina, 4 Feb 2021

 

 

 

Black-winged Kite

A small, pale,  red-eyed raptor of open country. Head and underparts mostly white, upperparts and wings pale grey, with prominant black wing coverts. Wings extend beyond tail when perched. In flight, balck undersides of flight feathers diagnostic. Young birds are browner tinged and have a buff patch on breast.

 

A6400, f11 1/640. @600mm, ISO 400, Neo Tiew Harvest Lane, 26 Sept 2021

 

 

 

 

Crested Goshawk

A medium size, robust looking raptor wiht a short crest. Head grey with distinct throat stripe, back and wings dark brown. Breast streaked brown. Belly barred rufous. Female has darker, more spot like streaks. In flight, note broad rounded wings, black banding across flight feathers, equal width black and white tail bands and white fluffy vent. Young birds browner with underparts mostly streaked brown.

 

Male, f7.1 1/500. @600mm, ISO 1250, Pasir Ris Car Park D, 29 July 2021

 

Male, f7.1 1/500. @582mm, ISO 1600, Pasir Ris Car Park D, 29 July 2021

 

Female, f8 1/500. @565mm, ISO 1600, Pasir Ris Car Park D, 29 July 2021

 

A6400, f6.3 1/500. @600mm, ISO 1000, Sin Ming Road Blk 24, MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2, 2 Feb 2021

 

Juvenile(non-yellowish eyes), A6400, f6.3 1/250. @600mm, ISO 1600, Sin Ming Road Blk 24, MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2, 2 Feb 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

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