Jump to content
Whatbird Community

Verifying a Merlin ID


Recommended Posts

That did not help, the website. I cannot tell the difference between a juvenile bald eagle and a golden eagle, other than there is supposed to be some splotchy white on the juvenile bald eagle, and there isn't really white on the photo I have above. Or in the other photos I have. 

Edited by Viurre
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

This is the best resource I have found for distinguishing the difference in juvenile Bald/Golden Eagle.  One thing to notice is the entire shape of the wing.  Bald Eagle gets described as a 2x8 pieces of wood.  It is almost straight from tip to body like a board.  Golden Eagle has more of a Red-tailed Hawk type shape to it, with the secondaries bulging out some.  

http://archive.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=132018

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...