The fourth comic for episode 1 of TetZoo Time! is here! Sorry for the delay.
Fun things to note:
1 - The whole thing about confusing a Haast's Eagle from a Golden Eagle stems from a taxonomic issue on genus names. Haast's Eagle was originally known as Harpagornis moorei until very recently, when comparisons with other eagles found them to belong to the living genus Hieraaetus -- making it Hieraaetus moorei. But then there's a concern about whether Hieraaetus species are distinct from the eagle genus Aquila to which the Golden Eagle belongs (its name is Aquila chrysaetos). So therefore, it possible that Haast's Eagle belongs in the genus Aquila with several other eagles, making it Aquila morrei. Confusing? Yes indeed, but many aspects of taxonomy are and that's what we have to deal with now that traditional Linnaean Taxonomy was dismantled in favor of phylogenetics/cladistics.
2 - The fallen deer is an Axis Deer, an Asiatic species.
For the article that inspired this post (in fact, it's the first true article of Tetrapod Zoology as a whole) go here: darrennaish.blogspot.com/2006/…