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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Albert » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:23 pm

@ RichardJ: Looks like a juvenile Harrier-hawk (Gymnogene) to me.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby barryels » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:10 am

RichardJ,

I agree with Albert that your bird is indeed a juvenile African Harrier-Hawk (Gymnogene), due to the following:

1. The small and elongated head with bared facial skin;
2. The long yellow legs covered in rough scales;
3. Bill black, cere and base of lower mandible whitish; and
4. The stance of your bird correlates with that of an African Harrier-Hawk on the ground.

Here is an example of a juvenile African Harrier-Hawk (Gymnogene) that Jan van Wyk posted on 8 June 2014. The last two pictures is the juvenile.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:35 am

@Td - yes, they vary in size and are the only brown eagle found in Kgalagadi.

@RchardJ - Robbert is correct. Juvenile African harrier hawk, formerly known as a gymnogene.

@Oumie - Albert is spot on.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:14 am

:thumbs_up: Agreed!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby RichardJ » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:28 pm

Thanks for the confirmation Albert, Barry, BB and Imberbe

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:49 am

DotDan wrote:Some more information on the sighting would be helpful Xelas. When, Where etc.

I am going for African Hawk-Eagle here. Looks like a juvenile busy transitioning into Adult plumage.


Last time I checked, African Hawk-Eagle had feathered tarsi. :twisted:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby DotDan » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:05 am

You are correct WTM, and I must confess I didn't really spend on it and shot from the hip with the ID.

Looking at it again now, I will say it is most likely a Jackal Buzzard. But hey, I am rusty, lets give this one to the experts.

What do you reckon WTM?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:50 am

lets give this one to the experts.
What do you reckon WTM?


Oh, I could not agree more!
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