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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Niall » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:06 pm

I would say the angles we are looking at the birds from are making it a bit tougher to ID these. I would be more inclined to go the route of Tawny Eagle for #4.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby AJR » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:21 pm

Mel, it's worth posting the other pics of #4 anyway. There might be more clues.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:38 pm

#4 still bugs me as well.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby mel123 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:44 pm

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby DotDan » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:39 pm

Niall wrote:I would say the angles we are looking at the birds from are making it a bit tougher to ID these. I would be more inclined to go the route of Tawny Eagle for #4.

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I agree with number 4 here..

Juv Bateleur should have a more paler face ..

Here is an example :

http://www.vdberghimages.co.za/Bateleur.aspx

The angle does create doubt regarding a possible Steppe Eagle, but maybe more photo's can reveal the mystery eagle?

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Raptor identification

Unread postby tcbotha » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:30 am

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We saw this raptor 5km from Skukuza on Saturday at 10am. It was watching a juvenile Bateleur eating a pigeon of sorts.

Habitat: woodland savanna/riverine woodland.
Size: bigger than a Guineafowl, smaller than a Fish-Eagle.

I am leaning towards a juvenile African Hawk-Eagle, but others have suggested streaky Tawny Eagle and even juvenile European Honey-Buzzard.

To identify a brown raptor of this size variably ends up in debate.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MattAxel » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:31 am

I would go with streaked form Tawny Eagle.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby tcbotha » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:47 pm

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More photo's with detail.

Reason for thinking its the juvenile Hawk-Eagle rather than Tawny:
barred tail

Open for criticism on this though.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Ladybirder » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:14 pm

tcBotha,I think it is the streaked form of the Tawny.The Juv of the Hawk Eagle is not so heavily streaked.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby tcbotha » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:15 pm

Thanx for your comments. Streaky Tawny a first for me.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby flying cheetah » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:16 pm

Can anyone please help out with this one:

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I thought it's an immature Wahlberg's Eagle but might also be a Tawny :hmz: I saw the raptor last November in Kruger on the S36!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:40 pm

Based on the oval shape of nostril and heavy size of bill I'd rather go with a pale form tawny...
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:57 am

Agree with JVR, Tawny Eagle.

Thanks JVR and Ladybirder for confirming my id's. :wink:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby flying cheetah » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:55 pm

Thank you Johan and wildtuinman :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Rookie » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:29 pm

I have just spent the last weekend in the southern KNP and saw a number of raptors that I have not been able to identify and would like some help.

Possibly a Wahlbergs?

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I have a few more of Falcon/ Kite type birds which I will try to ID before posting for confirmation if I am allowed.

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