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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby ossendryver » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:55 am

So is that a juvenile bateleur maybe?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:02 am

Absolutely! I saw many of these of my recent trip to Kruger. :dance: :dance:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:37 pm

Hi there! Please help :D
1. juvenile bataleur?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:42 pm

Cheetah, your bird is definitely a Juv Bateleur. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:57 am

Thanks for your help Elsa :D
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Rookie » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:29 pm

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.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:52 pm

:hmz: to me the 4 last are Bateleurs
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MattAxel » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:00 pm

Rookie they are all Bateleurs.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby adrianp » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:18 am

:thumbs_up: Agree with Matt!

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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat May 19, 2012 9:13 am

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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat May 19, 2012 9:13 am

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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat May 19, 2012 9:14 am

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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby okie » Sat May 19, 2012 1:33 pm

In full flight .


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Re: Bateleur

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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby lisavanv » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:55 pm

Wow Arie, thanks for all the info!
Really didn't know all of that.
I was going to ask if all of you could let me know if this is a bateleur, but I shouldn't have second guessed myself. 100% sure that it's a bateleur now :)
Awesome to see everyone elses pic :)

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