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Shikra (Little Banded Goshawk)

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:55 pm

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.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby flying cheetah » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:10 pm

Thanks Lizet :thumbs_up:
I thought so too, but was a bit irritated with the tail feathers!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:46 pm

:thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby bert » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:05 pm

Cant find this one
Its a crop
Juvenile sparrowhawk?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:28 am

Dont have any references with me, but looks like Imm. Little Sparrowhawk. :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby HannoLangenhoven » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:10 pm

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.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby bert » Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:58 am

Txs
At least a sparrowhawk :thumbs_up:
Indeed, the bands on the lower body might be a gabors

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Falconry4ever » Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:13 pm

bert wrote:Cant find this one
Its a crop
Juvenile sparrowhawk?


Juvenile Shikra!
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Re: Shikra (Little Banded Goshawk)

Unread postby Adansonia » Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:22 pm

The closest I ever got to a shikra (26 June 2010 - close to Mopani)

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Re: Shikra (Little Banded Goshawk)

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:28 pm

Great shot! :clap:

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Re: Shikra (Little Banded Goshawk)

Unread postby Johann » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:27 pm

Pafuri, January 2011

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Caracal » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:50 pm

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:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby El-Bok » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:47 pm

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
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Caracal » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:04 am

Thanks El- Bok....We are indeed spoilt with our raptors here:)

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby El-Bok » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:33 am

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:
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