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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:21 pm 
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Thank you Johan for confirming the ID :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bateleur
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Extract from out trip report The Stewart Clan in Kruger Oct 2011:

Onto the S29 and then the S82, where Matt spotted something in the road...
As we got closer we realised it was a Bateleur!? It was just laying in the road, with 2 Eagles that we could not identify, circling above it. After about 10 minutes, it got up and started displaying and screeching so loudly. It did this for another 10 minutes before standing in the road and rocking. We tried to move a bit closer, to check for any injuries it may have, or why it might be doing this, but it flew off into a nearby tree and soon the other eagles lost interest and left too. It was all very strange!?
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi

Is this a Tawny Eagle or a Wahlberg's Eagle?
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Neither... think juvenile and look at the red feet, then imagine some changes in colour of the naked facial skin to match

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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So is that a juvenile bateleur maybe?


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Absolutely! I saw many of these of my recent trip to Kruger. :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Hi there! Please help :D
1. juvenile bataleur?
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Cheetah, your bird is definitely a Juv Bateleur. :thumbs_up:

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Thanks for your help Elsa :D

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I have just spent the last weekend in the southern KNP and saw a number of raptors that I have not been able to identify and would like some help.

Our initial feeling on the next one was a juv Bataleuer, however, the yellowish beak has us completely confused, so I am thinking more along the lines of a buzzard, but which one I also don't know.

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This bird was sitting in a tree with what looked like White-backed Vultures.

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I have a few more of Falcon/ Kite type birds which I will try to ID before posting for confirmation if I am allowed.

Thanks for all your patience and help for a real birding Rookie!

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:hmz: to me the 4 last are Bateleurs

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Rookie they are all Bateleurs.


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:thumbs_up: Agree with Matt!


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 Post subject: Re: Bateleur
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