Where’s the bird? Ah, there it is. This is something of a different quiz photo.

Yes, it is, to make a certain point: One does not necessarily need to see a bird all that well to be able to identify it. However, to do so, one does need to understand plumages and their progression in various species, as well as how those various plumages differ from those of similar species.

While the whiteness below and the black wing tip might suggest one of the large white-headed gulls, the broad hand to the wing and a wing tip with five fingers should rule out those options. From this point, there’s not much other than raptors that make for any sort of reasonable match for our quiz bird.

What species is represented here?