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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby AFRICAT » Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:01 pm

KTP - OCT: I looked at the lanner falcon thread here, but it didn't seem to help me with this one that has so many "stripes"...thanks for your help. (Newman's lanner falcon doesn't look like it either).

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I also have a question about lanner falcon behavior, but will post it on that thread. Again, I so appreciate your help!

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Barcud » Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:37 pm

Hi Africat,

Looks like a Red-necked Falcon to me.

Heavily barred underparts, Red neck. Rufous upper breast, thin moustachial stripe etc.

Would love to see one of these....one day maybe!

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby AFRICAT » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:05 pm

If it turns out to be a red-necked falcon, perhaps I should move it from this thread to that one. Will wait for "the final answer". Thank you so much, Barcud!

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby deefstes » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:25 pm

AFRICAT wrote:If it turns out to be a red-necked falcon, perhaps I should move it from this thread to that one. Will wait for "the final answer". Thank you so much, Barcud!

So does that mean that Barcud's isn't the "final answer"? Well, if it helps, I will confirm that it is a Red-necked Falcon. :D
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby AFRICAT » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:24 pm

No, no, no...I just saw no entries for Red-necked falcon, so before I posted a new sighting, I wanted to be sure with all you who know WA-A-A-Y..better than me.

Can we add this to the bird index?

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Falcon, Red-necked

Unread postby AFRICAT » Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:25 pm

Red-necked Falcon:

Uncommon resident

Identified by rusty crown and nape plus well-barred appearance.

(This one was seen in the KTP in October 2009. I don’t see it in the master index to date.)

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Re: Red-necked Falcon

Unread postby anur » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:08 am

Thank you so much my dear friend AFRICAT for all these informaition about the Red-necked falcon

and nice pic too

best wishes

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:28 pm

Hi help please.
seen at Urikaruus KTP

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby JenB » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:42 pm

Hi Richard,
My take is: on this pic you have a Red-necked Falcon.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby RichardJ » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:19 pm

Thanks Jen :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Batmad » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:18 am

RichardJ wrote:Hi help please.
seen at Urikaruus KTP

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Lionspoon » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:35 pm

I'm begging for help again, please. :mrgreen:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:33 pm

Red-necked Falcon - yes
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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby arks » Thu May 20, 2010 12:48 am

These two birds, seen in KTP on 22 February 2010, were seen in the same tree, but while the one on the left is a lanner falcon, I think that the one on the right is an immature gabar goshawk?

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Is it strange that they should have been sitting so close together and so calmly? :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Niall » Mon May 24, 2010 1:00 pm

Hi Arks

In your post on the 20th May, you say the bird on the left "is a Lanner Falcon", and then posted a Lanner which you queried as possibly being a Red-necked.

Well to me, it looks like your bird that is pals with the Gabar Goshawk is in fact a Red-necked Falcon! They have a silver-blue plumage on the back, Lanner is browner, with the brown tear mark coming down vertically from the eye, whereas Lanner appears to be slightly forward of the eye.

So, yes, in my opinion, you have seen both! All three of those raptors are fairly common around the waterholes in KTP.

Cheers

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