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Identify and index birds in Southern Africa

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Dabchick » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:59 am

adrianp wrote:The cute fluffy thing #4 is a greater kestral.

Nice, agree the flying one #5 is that as well?

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Indeed #5 is also a greater kestrel - juvenile (dark eye), while the pale eye of #4 points to an adult greater kestrel.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Ferdelance » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:45 pm

Good Evening Great Dane.

Here's my 2 cents worth towards your Raptors:
4. The cute fluffy thing is a Greater Kestrel. Streaking on head and yellow eye with general tawny appearance.
5. Hmmm Possibly Sub-Adult or Juv Greater Kestrel.
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Re: Kestrel: Greater

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:49 am

First Dune road, Kgalagadi

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Re: Kestrel: Greater

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Kgalagadi 2011

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:12 pm

Pics a bit blurred but it looks like a greater kestrel to me.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Gilbertr14 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:37 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:Pics a bit blurred but it looks like a greater kestrel to me.

Sorry BB, the bastard would hover.. :P

There were quite a few kestrels on the road between Ceres and Calvinia.

Colours and markings match my SBOSA. Thanks

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:01 pm

Lesser kestrels usually sit on the wires & greater usually sit on the poles.
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