Bird news from Vietnam, from Vietnam's resident and visiting birders.
8 February 2012
Aquila sp. on Red River 20 km north of Hanoi
At 16h27 on Sunday 22 January 2012 I flushed an Aquila sp. from a sand bar on the Red River, c.20 km north of Hanoi. On the ground I provisionally identified it as A. clanga but once airborne it showed a longish tail, not typical of this species. It was very windy that afternoon and the bird struggled against the head-wind. This made photography very difficult as I chased it on my motorbike across the island, snapping shots whenever I could. Could it be Aquila heliaca?