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Unread postby Pieter Steyn » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:49 am

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:47 am

When I looked at the first pics I thought it looked like a BSK, but the colouration was wrong. I have never seen a juvenile, only this sub adult in Bontebok NP.

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Re: Kite: Black Shouldered

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:39 pm

I love these birds! Since I've been birding - it is amazing how many of them are around me. Nearly on all the road I travel, I'll see at least one.
This one was taken in Kruger near,Mopanie 2008.
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There is one living just a block from my house. I have seen him now nearly everyday :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Wouterr » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:19 am

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I saw this small raptor in Pilanesberg NP 3 weeks ago. ANyone who can ID this ?

Photo is taken from long distance in grey weather, so quality is not so good.

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Unread postby deefstes » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:28 am

Wouterr wrote:Image

I saw this small raptor in Pilanesberg NP 3 weeks ago. ANyone who can ID this ?

Photo is taken from long distance in grey weather, so quality is not so good.

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I'd say it's an immature Black-shouldered Kite.
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Re: Kite: Black Shouldered

Unread postby ingrid60 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:17 pm

Black-shouldered Kite,wagging it's tail.Seen in KTP,October 2009.

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Another one,just before landing on a tree!

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Unread postby Flutterby » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:13 pm

Please can someone help with some ID's. :pray:

Saw this on the S100 this week. I know it's not a very clear pic but the best I've got.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Barcud » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:40 pm

Hi Flutterby,

Black-shouldered Kite for your second pic. This is an adult. Has red eyes, grey back, long wings.

(I'm enjoying your TR by the way).

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Unread postby Flutterby » Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:16 pm

Thanks Barcud. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:18 pm

This very cute little critter was taken in Belfast on my way home.

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with those eyes, who needs Miss World 8)
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Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:30 pm

for Miss World... I think of Black-shouldered Kite :whistle:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Barcud » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:38 pm

Hi MM,

Agree with A-M's ID. :thumbs_up:

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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:46 pm

Thank you Barcud. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Kite: Black Shouldered

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:05 pm

This Juv. Black-shouldered Kite seen in Kruger in June this year.

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Re: Kite: Black Shouldered

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:16 pm

I saw this one in Kgalagadi, February 2011 :D

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