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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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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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Thanks for confirming Barcud! :thumbs_up:

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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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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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Thanks a lot - maybe a few more to come for my TR :D

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


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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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Hi Pete,

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

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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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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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Hi Granjan, your birds look like immature Yellow billed Kites.
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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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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granjan wrote:
Another lesson learnt. Always read the description of the juvenile. I'd dismissed ybk because of the black bill.


Likewise :redface:

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