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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Barcud » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:41 pm

Hi Mwt,

No.3 - Yellow-billed Kite - Shape and posture in flight - I'm taking a guess with this one based on the tail shape and the way this bird is holding it's head.

Hope this helps.

Just seen PL's post as I hit the submit button. I think you have them all now between us :D

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby pantera leo » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:43 pm

Thanks for confirming Barcud! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:23 pm

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby pantera leo » Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:45 pm

What's the worst that can happen OWN? You can get an ID wrong but at least you tried and then if someone corrects you go and see why they said so. This way you will learn so much faster and it will stick much easier if you put a bit of work into it! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Rookie2009 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:32 pm

Hi Everybody,

need your help for an eagle that i've seen at olifants bridge 3 weeks ago.
It was at about 15.00.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby pantera leo » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:53 pm

Yellow-billed Kite clearly identifiable by the all yellow bill and that quite distinct tail! :thumbs_up:

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby pnm » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:39 pm

On my recent vist to KNP Ipaid particular attention to raptors as they are new to me. I have been able to identify most but these two have me beat. Both were taken near Skukuza in late December.

The first I am guessing is a Black Kite, given the blacl bill and very long tail with legs bare to the knee. The size is fairly large.

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I was lucky enough to see my first African Hawk-Eagle and also a Long-crested Eagle at Lower Sabie.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Barcud » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:46 pm

Hi Pete,

Yellow-billed Kite for this one (Split from Black Kite).

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby granjan » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:51 pm

I'm really struggling to identify these birds I saw near Skukuza last week. Didn't see them fly - a truck rushed between us and they were gone. I find brown raptors REALLY REALLY difficult!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby davejenny » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:04 pm

IMG_4364

These are really confusing me :huh: - I dismissed all true eagles because of the bare legs from the Tarsus to the foot. But I can't seem to pinpoint them to anything other than eagles. :doh: ..... anyone else got any ideas?

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Niall » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:09 pm

Hi Granjan, your birds look like immature Yellow billed Kites.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby granjan » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:01 am

Thanks Niall!
Another lesson learnt. Always read the description of the juvenile. I'd dismissed ybk because of the black bill.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby davejenny » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:08 pm

granjan wrote:Another lesson learnt. Always read the description of the juvenile. I'd dismissed ybk because of the black bill.


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Pafuri Tented Camp - 5-6/11/2011
Shingwedzi - 7-8/11/2011
Letaba - 9/11/2011
Olifants - 10/11/2011
Satara - 11/11/2011
Skukuza - 12/11/2011
Berg-en-dal - 13-14/11/2011


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