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Re: Help indentifying birds please

Unread postby DotDan » Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:47 am

Hi there

Could be Snake Eagle (Need better angle).

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:09 pm

Juv. Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

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Re: Help indentifying birds please

Unread postby JOL » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:37 am

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

All pictures: Kgalagadi, February


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




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I'm positive "Rusty Justy" has identified your birds spot on.

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Re: Help indentifying birds please

Unread postby Astazou » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:06 am

Thanks for all the help. :thumbs_up:
The very long grass in Feb made big cat viewing more limited but the plus side was that it led to taking more interest in birds than I might otherwise have done.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Astazou » Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:53 pm

Please would you help me identify these birds.

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Thanks in advance.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby arks » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:44 am

Hi Astazou and Welcome!

You don't mention where and when you saw these birds, which always helps when requesting ID. If you can supply that info, it will help with the ID.

Depending upon where you saw it, your first bird is likely either a pale or a dark chanting goshawk — looks pale to me, but photos can be misleading :) .
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Astazou » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:59 am

Thanks for the welcome and help. Sorry, I meant to give some info and then forgot.
As you can tell, I know almost nothing about birds. My interest only began on my Kgalagadi trip last month.

All pictures were taken in the Kgalagadi last month.

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I wondered if it might be a Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk but was puzzled by the orange beak/legs. Perhaps male and female of same bird? Compare with this pic of a SPCG -
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bookman » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:47 pm

The Goshawk is the Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk - one of the most common raptors in the Kgalagadi.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby arks » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:43 pm

Astazou, the adult pale chanting goshawk has bright orange beak and legs, Your darker, brown goshawk is a juvenile.

Glad to hear that Kgalagadi has sparked your interest in birding 8) Even backyard and city birding can be rewarding! :wink:
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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:00 pm

Please help me with the following ID. It was seen on the road between Kgomo - Kgomo and Makapanstad, around 13h30 yesterday. I hope ( and pray) and think it might be a Pale Chanting Goshawk ( I've been searching everywhere and added many km's in search of this raptor... :pray: :pray: )

It was prominently perched on a street pole, is a pale grey colour above, with a 'white wash ' on the wings, A dark grey tail with white barred outer feathers, eye dark, longish bare legs and cere orange/red, Outer primaries are black. A medium-sized raptor.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Batmad » Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:40 pm

Yolande...It is a Pale Chanting Goshawk.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:10 pm

It looks very much like a Pale Chanting, the bird looks pale but the most important feature will be a white rump and white secondaries. Kgomo-kgomo will fit in with the Eastern extreme of their range.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:17 pm

Agreed with the id :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:39 pm

Thanks so much lizet, batmad and justin!!! you have made my day!!
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