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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:16 am 
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I've had a look at previous topics, but nont of the photos of European Honey Buzzardss were of birds in flight. Please confirm if this could be one? Juvenile maybe?
Photo taken at Rietvlei dam, Pretoria.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Looks like a black-chested snake-eagle juvie

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Thanks Johan van Rensburg - google the snake-eagle, and I can see why you say that.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Another one please.
Taken at Marievale in January - is this a Western Marsh Harrier? Iknow there was one in the area at the end of last year

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Western Marsh Harrier by mittonkarin, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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yes... could be... but wait for "expert" :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Lucky you!

I dipped on finding them on a few occasions... :cry:

But, like Anne-Marie suggested, let's wait for an expert. For me, making a definitive call is a bit tough with the limited visual info in your pix.

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I've got a couple of these Western Marsh Harrier (Busard des roseaux) at my little pond :dance:

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OK, I found the pic you posted on Flickr. To me it seems as if the tails of both birds are barred. That would suggest juvie African marsh rather than Western...

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