Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 3 of 5
 [ 70 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:55 pm 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 3:23 pm
Posts: 613
Location: Pretoria
fc,
It's a Shikra. The bright red eye, yellow cere and legs are the most obvious features. Ovambo is a bit larger with longer wings and usually has a orange cere and legs and they like to perch inside the tree cover and not so often seen in the open as the Shikra, but obviously I have seen them in the open but close to denser trees.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:10 pm 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:49 pm
Posts: 3047
Location: Burghausen, Germany
Thanks Lizet :thumbs_up:
I thought so too, but was a bit irritated with the tail feathers!

_________________
Akukho nyon' endiz' ingahlali phansi. (Zulu)
There is not a bird that flies and never sits down.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:46 pm 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 3:23 pm
Posts: 613
Location: Pretoria
:thumbs_up:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:05 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:02 pm
Posts: 17064
Location: mind in SA, body in The Netherlands
Cant find this one
Its a crop
Juvenile sparrowhawk?
Image

_________________
Submit your Images


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:28 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:11 pm
Posts: 2626
Location: Sunninghill(JHB), Vaalwater & Beauty(Waterberg), Grahamstown(E.C)
Dont have any references with me, but looks like Imm. Little Sparrowhawk. :hmz:

_________________
:dance: STIFFNECKS MEMBER :dance:

FGASA LEVEL 1


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:10 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:57 pm
Posts: 29
Location: Johannesburg
Bert, without my references close by (have to walk home for that and I am simply to lazy at the moment) I think this is a Imm Gabar Goshawk.

Without indication of size this bird feels to big to be a Little Sparrowhawk (in my humble opinion). It also has a yellow cere and not grey which will exclude African Goshawk. The other option is Shikra but I have a feeling the barring on the front and the "stance" of the bird in question points to Gabar Goshawk.

Enjoy!

Good photo :clap:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:58 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:02 pm
Posts: 17064
Location: mind in SA, body in The Netherlands
Txs
At least a sparrowhawk :thumbs_up:
Indeed, the bands on the lower body might be a gabors

_________________
Submit your Images


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:45 am
Posts: 68
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng
bert wrote:
Cant find this one
Its a crop
Juvenile sparrowhawk?


Juvenile Shikra!

_________________
Go look at some of my photos (mostly birds) @ http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/forum/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=20417

Expect the unexpected...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Shikra (Little Banded Goshawk)
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:22 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:23 pm
Posts: 112
Location: Queenswood, Pretoria
The closest I ever got to a shikra (26 June 2010 - close to Mopani)

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Shikra (Little Banded Goshawk)
Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:28 pm 
Offline
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 3:23 pm
Posts: 613
Location: Pretoria
Great shot! :clap:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Shikra (Little Banded Goshawk)
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:27 pm 
Offline
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:29 am
Posts: 939
Location: Stuck in Gauteng
Pafuri, January 2011

Image
Clicking on thumbnail will open larger image

_________________
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Albert Einstein

Latest lifers from Kruger NP:
Black Coucal Centropus grillii Swartvleiloerie
Flappet Lark Mirafra rufocinnamomea Laeveldklappertjie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:50 pm 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:44 pm
Posts: 3076
Location: Cape Town-but dreaming of KTP
Can somebdy pls help ID the following bird for me. I saw the bird at Bedinkt waterhole in Kgalagadi on the 24th Feb.
It was doing it's utmost to avoid my camera and the following is the only shot I got of it. It definitely has yellow eyes, yellow cere and yellow legs. My guess is a juvenile Shikra . :hmz:
Thanks
:)
Image

_________________
13-15th Oct Kgalagadi Lodge
16th Oct - Twee Rivieren
17-19 Oct - Urikaruus. :)
:) :) :) :) :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:47 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 05, 2010 12:07 pm
Posts: 52
Hi Caracal looks like a Shikra (little Goshawk) to me but hard to tell.

Brilliant pic :thumbs_up: cant wait to visit SA again and see some raptors

_________________
June 2010 Trip Report - Kruger Here We Come

Planned Trip Nov 2010


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:04 am 
Offline
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:44 pm
Posts: 3076
Location: Cape Town-but dreaming of KTP
Thanks El- Bok....We are indeed spoilt with our raptors here:)

[ Post made via Mobile Device ] Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:33 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 05, 2010 12:07 pm
Posts: 52
Pleasure Caracal yep you certainly are spoilt in SA my favourite being the Long Crested Eagle which I saw last year on my drive back to the airport lovely way to finish my trip :dance: hopefully see one again this year :thumbs_up:

_________________
June 2010 Trip Report - Kruger Here We Come

Planned Trip Nov 2010


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 70 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by Mellory at 17:45:51 Submitted by Aristocat at 21:34:19 Submitted by Michelle_K at 22:50:55 Submitted by ritad at 23:12:45