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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:24 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Looks a lot like one charbel.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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I would be astonished if I got it right with this picture. Thanks, Bush Baptist. Any second opinion?

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

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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wildtuinman wrote:
Steppe Buzzard. :thumbs_up:


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

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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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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1 June 2013 - Twee Rivieren
2 June 2013 - Kieliekrankie
3-4 June 2013 - Kalahari Tented Camp
5 June 2013 - Twee Rivieren
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10 June 2013 - Grootkolk
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Pic taken in the Long Tom Pass at the beginning of the month - immature Steppe Buzzard?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Correct with Steppe Buzzard, but I would say this is an adult bird.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Thanks! :thumbs_up:


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

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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I should have added 'on a pretty uniform looking brown bird'.

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