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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wingman » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:34 pm

I tend to agree with you on the steppe buzzard but i am no expert

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby arks » Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:31 am

Thanks Dave and wingman, I expect that juvenile steppe buzzard is most likely what it is. However, are there any "experts" who might have something further to add?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Falconry4ever » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:18 pm

arks wrote:At first I'd thought that this bird was a juvenile steppe buzard or even a juvenule jackal buzzard, but now I'm wondering if it might in fact be a forest buzzard? Seen along the road between Darling and Yzerfontein on 25 March 2010. :hmz:

Hmmm...
Adult or sub-adult Steppe Buzzard. I cannot see a pale eye. Habitat very unlikely for the time of year to eb a Forest Buzzard. Not a Jackal Buzzard juvenile as the photo doesn't show uniform rufous on the chest, but broken dark brown barring and straeking.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:26 pm

Is this raptor more of a challenge, Johan? :lol:

Seen near Satara.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:31 am

:lol: BoPs are always a challenge. This one is a dark-form Steppe Buzzard.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby michel367 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:33 am

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:09 am

Thanks Johan. :thumbs_up: I hate raptors. There are so many possibilities that I get confused. :lol:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Tilandi » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:09 am

Seen in the Welkom area, Free State
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:38 am

Was Steppe buzzard on your ID radar?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Tilandi » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:13 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:Was Steppe buzzard on your ID radar?


Yip. :D Thank you :D
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:41 pm

Saw this one in Golden Gate on a rainy January afternoon overlooking a stream. Would appreciate your opinion - ?Common Buzzard or Forrest Buzzard? :hmz:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Niall » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:46 am

Hi BB, it looks like a Steppe (aka Common - formerly lumped) Buzzard to me.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Falconry4ever » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:07 am

Bushbuddies wrote:Saw this one in Golden Gate on a rainy January afternoon overlooking a stream. Would appreciate your opinion - ?Common Buzzard or Forrest Buzzard? :hmz:

I would have to go with juvenile Steppe Buzzard. It could be an adult Forest, but I see light coloured eyes of the juvenile Steppe including the streaking on breast of a juv.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:26 pm

I took the following picture of this medium sized raptor. I am trying to identify this bird and think it might be the "Steppe Buzzard" also known as the "BruinJakkalsVoel".

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1.) Where did you see this animal? (National Park, area of the country.)
Kruger National Park close to Afsaal Picnic spot. (2011-03-06)

2.) In what habitat was it? (Rocks, tree, mountainous, grasland, etc.)
The bird was sitting in a tree on the H3 between Afsaal & Berg-en-Dal.

3.) What size was it approx.?
Medium Size (Little bigger than a Guineafowl)

4.) Was it alone?
Yes

5.) What was it doing?
Starring ( :D Could not help myself)

6.) What time of year / season was it?
Summer

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:05 pm

Leeukos wrote:I ... identify this bird ... "Steppe Buzzard"


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