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Identify and index birds in Southern Africa

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby UKbadger » Fri May 13, 2011 9:21 pm

Some of the SA juvenile raptors are downright devilish and as for the various morphs as well :roll: :doh:

How about this one Tawny or Steppe?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Gregor » Sat May 14, 2011 9:13 am

Steppe Eagle!

The bill clearly ends somewhere below or even past the end of the birds eye.
This is typical to steppe eagle.
Traveltale june 2011 (Botswana & SA)
http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?style=2&f=27&t=54937


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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MattAxel » Sat May 14, 2011 9:44 am

I think it actually looks more like a Booted Eagle.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby UKbadger » Sat May 14, 2011 6:32 pm

What I didn’t say was that it was a BIG BIG Eagle, so that would exclude Booted.

I had it down as a Steppe, which was a lifer for me :dance: and a more “Eagley” Eagle there never was, sitting on the top of Shabeni Hill KNP.

It’s great to get conformation of it from the experts, as my birder’s conscience has been tickling me ever since! :doh:

If anyone disagrees though, please don’t hold back, I can take it

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