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Goshawk: Pale Chanting

Unread postby restio » Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:24 am

Juvenile Pale Chanting Goshawk

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Unread postby restio » Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:08 am

This bird was actually very easy to photograph, as it was behaving in a slightly unusual manner - hanging out in the same place next to the road for a couple of days, mooching around, scratching the ground, and generally acting in a most adolescent fashion. :lol:
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:43 pm

Juveniles are often not scared of humans.

We had a bateleur we photographed with a Sony Mavica 1.2 meg, in 2000, in Kgalagadi and it would not move even when I tried to 'encourage' it. Mrs BB wanted a photo of it taking off but we gave up.
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Unread postby Horned Adder » Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:05 pm

Juvenile Pale Chanting Goshawk


The bird is a sub-adult - hence the blue feathers emerging - and would put it at around 1 yr old :wink:
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:09 pm

The pale chanting goshawk is the most common raptor in Kgalagadi. I have also seen them as far south west as Vanrhynsdorp and east along the N2 near Caledon.
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Unread postby Johann » Wed May 02, 2007 8:41 am

Yip. Driving around in Kgalagadi during summer and you see one almost every 50m. Or so it feels :D
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Unread postby Snoobab » Wed May 02, 2007 11:04 am

My folks call it the Kalahari Chicken because it is so common

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed May 02, 2007 1:44 pm

Saw quite a few on the way from CT to Wilderness NP this weekend on the R62 between Worcester and Oudtshoorn, on telephone poles.
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Unread postby Johann » Mon May 07, 2007 8:01 am

I've seen them in KTP following snakes from hole to hole (whistling rats) and then grabbing anything that comes out and the snake might miss.
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Unread postby francoisd » Wed May 30, 2007 2:42 pm

Here is one taken during our recent trip to Addo. Saw numerous ones and nearly got a excellent close up of one sitting 2 meters from the car on a small bush but some person came charging from the front past us and all I got was legs and back side.

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Unread postby Neil Crawford » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:23 pm

Heres what we think is a Southern pale chanting goshawk, it was between Barrydale and Oudtshoorn in the karoo landscape there. Date was Feb 10th, and it was like all the other buzzards along there sitting on a fence post waiting to fly away, except this one didn't. Any ideas?
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:35 pm

Yes it is a juvenile 'orange legs'. Have seen quite a few on the R62.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Cherries » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:38 pm

@imberbe - thank you for such a quick response!

@BB - good phrase!!

SO and I had a great time trying to photographs the birds. That eagle was truly beautiful.

I took these ones in Addo in April. Not the best quality with the light but perhaps enough to assist.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby JoelR » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:25 pm

Looks like an immature Pale-chanting Goshawk.

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Astazou » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:20 pm

Please may I ask for help identifying the following birds?
And, if possible, male or female?

All pictures: Kgalagadi, February

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Early evening. Alone. Chanting Goshawk?

Thanks in advance. As must be obvious, I know very little about birds. :doh:
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