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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Johannes van Niekerk » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:24 am

Thanks MattAxel and wildtuinman.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby charbel » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:23 pm

Hi folks,
Can someone help me ID this raptor we saw in Janyary 10th 2011 in H14, in KNP.

It was far away, so not very good picture, even when cropped. I (very) tentatively ID it as a Steppe Buzzard...

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:17 pm

Looks a lot like one charbel.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby charbel » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:08 am

I would be astonished if I got it right with this picture. Thanks, Bush Baptist. Any second opinion?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:47 am

Steppe Buzzard. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby charbel » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:44 pm

wildtuinman wrote:Steppe Buzzard. :thumbs_up:


Great! I got it right indeed! Always a satisfaction...

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:29 pm

At least you can see that there are no feathers on the lower legs charbel, and it is a brown 'mottled' bird of SB proportions.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby charbel » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:47 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:At least you can see that there are no feathers on the lower legs charbel, and it is a brown 'mottled' bird of SB proportions.


yes, the legs were decisive for my ID....

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby naomi c » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:37 pm

Pic taken in the Long Tom Pass at the beginning of the month - immature Steppe Buzzard?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MattAxel » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:59 pm

Correct with Steppe Buzzard, but I would say this is an adult bird.

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Unread postby naomi c » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:55 am

Thanks! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby arks » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:28 am

I'm thinking that this is most likely a steppe buzard, but I'm not entirely certain :whistle: Seen at WCNP in early December 2012.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:04 am

I think so too! Black wing tips.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby okie » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:18 am

Agree with Steppe Buzzard :thumbs_up: The pic is somewhat unclear and could be Jackal buzzard , but the JB has a brown tail whereas the SB has a much lighter tail on the underside . Both hav black wingtips .
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:39 am

I should have added 'on a pretty uniform looking brown bird'.
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