Blyth’s Hawk-eagle preening after rain

“Saw an adult Blyth’s Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus alboniger) preening after some persistent rain. It then did a number of ‘tail wagging’ episodes – the wings outstretched and the tail wagging to the right and left persistently. We saw at least three episodes. These were possibly to dry self.

“Videos were shaky but took images at five frames per second and stitched together a composite video with them (spaced out at 1 second each for viewing).

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Cameron Highlands (1,400m ASL), Malaysia
A public road along primary montane forest
13th January 2012

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