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Re: Kite: Yellow billed

Unread postby kite » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:32 pm

Kite spotters, 1st yellow bill of the season seen in Umhlanga over weekend! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Kite: Yellow billed

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:38 pm

Pretty sure the raptor I got a glance at yesterday over Pinelands was a ybk!
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Re: Kite: Yellow billed

Unread postby Skopsie » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:00 pm

Saw one in Magoebaskloof this morning, as well as an African Emerald Cuckoo! :D :D

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:20 pm

Could be the same ??? same place (KTP), 29.1 13h23

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and it seems to mee, too big for a juv PCG :hmz:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Niall » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:24 pm

Looks like an immature Yellow-billed Kite.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:31 pm

thank you Niall and Johan :gflower:
quick reply :thumbs_up:

still a lot of work with my last pictures :whistle:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby adrianp » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:10 am

Anne-Marie/Nial

Did you consider juvenile african harrier hawk in your ID. The leg length and the "bulky back heavy" body shape seem to give me this hint?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:59 am

adrianp... I had thought about Gymnogene... but too much beautiful... I forgot (threw away) this option :wink:

if... IF it's a Gymnogene (African Harrier-Hawk)... wow ! it's a first for me in KTP :D
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Re: Kite: Yellow billed

Unread postby SandGrouse » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:50 pm

Okay,

Just seen the topic and I feel I must share this with you. I work in Ethiopia (Makelle). Here is a HUGE concentration of YBK around I will try and put some pics on. At any stage of the day when I stand on the roof of the office I can count 5 to 10 of the flying around. At sunset they tend to get together and at a stage I counted 30 of them together flying in a circle. What do they eat except for a mouse or 2 ? :hmz:

I know this is not SANP related but it puzzles me that there is such a lot of them here together and down south not as much

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Re: Kite: Yellow billed

Unread postby SandGrouse » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:15 pm

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Crocodile Bridge - 3days April
Lower Sabie - 5 days June
Skukuza - 8 days June
Maroela - 5 days August

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Re: Kite: Yellow billed

Unread postby SandGrouse » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:18 pm

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Crocodile Bridge - 3days April
Lower Sabie - 5 days June
Skukuza - 8 days June
Maroela - 5 days August

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Re: Kite: Yellow billed

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:35 pm

Could be that the migration is in progress?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:43 pm

Maxwell wrote:Re the earlier suggested African Harrier Hawk for the drinking Kite.. Not really. Face and beak are all wrong.

:thumbs_up: thanks... stay with Black Kite :D
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Re: Kite: Yellow billed

Unread postby kite » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:49 pm

Are your YELLOW BILLED KITES still in your area or have they disappeared for 4 or 5 months.
I haven't seen many recently in or around Durban.
They may have taken off before Irina hit us. :o

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Re: Kite: Yellow billed

Unread postby kite » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:23 am

I did see one cruising over lower Durban North this morning between the showers of rain.


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