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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby KobusF » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:30 pm

Me and the eagles again. Some help please. Photo was taken in KNP near Lower Sabie Jan 2013

Tawny or lesser spotted eagle
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30/12/013 - 1/01/014 Crocodile Bridge
2/01/014 - 4/01/014 Skukuza
5/01/014 - 8/01/014 Satara

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby DotDan » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:55 am

Tawny Eagle. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby KobusF » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:12 pm

Thanks DotDan for the help i was hoping it is a lesser spotted eagle.
30/12/013 - 1/01/014 Crocodile Bridge
2/01/014 - 4/01/014 Skukuza
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby charbel » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:24 pm

Dear forumites
Would you agree these eagles I photographed at June 4th in KTP, in the Aoub River Road, are Booted Eagles?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:10 pm

You have a very strong case charbel.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby charbel » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:33 pm

Thanks, Bush Baptist,
Nice. First Booted Eagle in Africa, I've seen them in Andalucia some months ago,but never in Africa.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MattAxel » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:16 pm

Hi Charbel

They are both Tawny Eagles. Remember Booted eagles are migratory, and won't be around in June.
I wonder if this is the same pair I saw along the Aoub River 2 weeks ago. It was a dark and light morph Tawny just like these 2 and I saw them in more or less the same spot 2 mornings in a row.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby charbel » Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:18 am

oops, thanks, Mattaxel....

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:41 am

I apologise for misleading you charbel. The booted in my Sasol looks pretty much like the lighter bird in your pic, and the wings look narrow to me, but I have seen lots of tawnies in KTP and not ID'ed any booteds there.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby charbel » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:23 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:I apologise for misleading you charbel. The booted in my Sasol looks pretty much like the lighter bird in your pic, and the wings look narrow to me, but I have seen lots of tawnies in KTP and not ID'ed any booteds there.


No problem, it looked pretty much like a booted as depicted in my guide too. But biogeographical data do not fit really. And Tawny Eagles were really a usual sighting in KTP.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby ndloti » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:32 pm

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KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:45 pm

Whereabouts did you see this bird and what time of year Ndloti?
but my first thoughts pale morph Tawny Eagle.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby ndloti » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:49 pm

Near Tshokwane - April 2001 .
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wildtuinman » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:10 pm

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby ndloti » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:06 pm

:thumbs_up:
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.


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