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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MattAxel » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:30 pm

It is a Dark Chanting Goshawk

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:43 pm

Thanks MattAxel :D
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:43 pm

Agreed! Nice shot!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby noel » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:26 pm

Help :lol:
Thought this is a Juvenile Dark Chanting Goshawk. Based purely on its size.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby arks » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:55 pm

Noel, can you please tell us where and when you saw this bird?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby noel » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:18 pm

Hi Arks

On the S3, heading from Numbi gate to Skuks. Seen on the 9th August this year. Time was just past 11:00 in the morning.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby adrianp » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:34 pm

Well Noel

I think you are spot on with your ID :thumbs_up:

Always nice to put the juveniles in their place.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby noel » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:34 pm

Juveniles still not in place :D
Thanks Adrianp. Could'nt really be anything else-too big for the other candidates.

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Re: Goshawk, Dark Chanting

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:20 pm

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Goshawk, Dark Chanting

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:21 pm

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"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
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Re: Goshawk, Dark Chanting

Unread postby Trentonskeeper » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:20 am

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I'm hoping I have Identified him correctly but if I have please can someone explain his behavior to me. My hubby captured it on film, this chap almost hit our car when landing next to us and once in the long grass we though perhaps h had found a baby snake and was eating it cause we saw a thin bright green (what we thought was a tail) sticking out his mouth, but he swallowed it and then plucked another stem of grass and did the same. He ate about 6/7 long blades of grass before flying off.

What on earth was that about? Is it normal? Thank you

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Re: Goshawk, Dark Chanting

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:58 pm

Probably just complementing a good meal with a salad. :D

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Re: Goshawk, Dark Chanting

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:17 pm

Nice youngster!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby naomi c » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:36 pm

This one was spotted on the Stapelkopdam Road near Mopanie - is it possible to ID it from this pic?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:39 pm

Hi Naomi

This one looks like a Dark Chanting Goshawk. I saw plenty of them in that area and particularly on Stapelkopdam road back in July 2013.


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