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 Post subject: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:52 pm 
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Any help with these would be most appreciated... from earlier Oct in KTP.
The yellow eyes are throwing me off on this, is it a Black-shouldered Kite or something else
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Hi Rothdigga,

:thumbs_up: A young Black-shouldered Kite.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Barcud wrote:
Hi Rothdigga,

:thumbs_up: A young Black-shouldered Kite.


Thanks for the help! Now I can finish my trip report on the other page as well.
Much appreciated!
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 Post subject: Re: Kite: Black Shouldered
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Kruger, near Pretoriuskop, Nov 2010:

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 Post subject: Re: Kite: Black Shouldered
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Dinkybird, best of the best, that eye !!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Kite: Black Shouldered
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We were lucky to see a pair mating in Addo yesterday, but it was over before the camera was brought to bear, and the participants flew off!

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 Post subject: Re: Kite: Black Shouldered
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Seen in KTP in Sept 2011.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Hello,

These are probably really easy but I am new at this. Can someone help please ? These were all taken in Addo in June 2012. I am fairly certain this first one is a Black-shouldered kite :

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The next 3 were physically 3 different birds, taken at 3 different times, but appear to be the same species. The closest I have found is possibly a juvenile Black-shouldered kite (my book says the juveniles eyes are yellow-brownish) ?

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Thanks in advance,
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Got them all right :thumbs_up: Kelly

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Can't believe it, lol, thanks for your help !

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 Post subject: Re: Kite: Black Shouldered
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 Post subject: Re: Kite: Black Shouldered
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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I am not 100% sure, but possibly a black shouldered kite. Seen in the Modderfontein Reserve,

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Yes :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi everyone. Just returned from Kruger and clueless about some of my bird sightings as usual. Any help identifying these would be appreciated. All pictures were taken in February.

3. Near Biyamiti
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