Is this bird that I photographed in Spain an eagle?
Qphotographed this bird from a car while on holiday in Extramadura, Spain. Is it an eagle, and if so, which one? Peter Taylor, via email
AExtremadura is a great place to find eagles, including Golden and Spanish Imperial, but we’re afraid this is a rather commoner raptor, the Red Kite. The long, slim profile and the grey head are both visible, and there’s a rufous tone to the upperparts, too. You can also see one half of the deep fork in the long tail, too, a very distinctive feature of the species, and one that sets it apart from its close relative the Black Kite (which is also found in the Extremadura area).