Thursday, September 15, 2011

Greater Spotted Eagle - Nictitating Membrane

In this image, you can see the nictitating membrane covering the eye of the Greater Spotted Eagle. The nictitating membrane is usually a transparent or translucent membrane that moves horizontally over the birds eye to clear dirt in the eyes and also to moisture them.

Greater Spotted Eagle nictitating membrane displayNictitating membrane displayed over the eye of a Greater Spotted Eagle


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11 comments:

  1. what a great shot! such rich color in his feathers!

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  2. Lovely Shot! And, it's very interesting to see the detail you mentioned...Great!!!

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  3. What a gorgeous shot once again. Wonderful Angad....

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  4. the bird seems angry, its weird how birds can show emotions too :D

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  5. this ones fantastic! great detail - the eye n the beak!

    The Bird of Prey

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  6. A great capture. Really nicely done.

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  7. Thank you Chris, Chintan, Rohit & Tim. :)
    @Chintan: The eagle was constantly being harassed by Kites as it had just caught a snake.

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  8. Thank you so much Spiderdama & Mike... :)

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