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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Great Dane » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:01 pm

A 'few' from southern KTP early March 12. At least I know the Martial Eagle which we saw a lot (incl Juveniles), but these brown ones :doh:

3) different bird seems like Tawny Eagle but happy to be corrected.
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6) Another Tawny Eagle or is it :roll: Was sitting on the grass next to the road near sunset together with the below.
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7) Lost again but as mentioned above together with #6
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A lot I know but hope someone in the know has a bit of time on their hands. Many thanks for any help.

Michael

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby adrianp » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:01 pm

You are correct with the tawny eagles.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Great Dane » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:22 pm

Thanks Adrian, much appreciated :D

Regards, Michael

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Ferdelance » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:45 pm

Good Evening Great Dane.

Here's my 2 cents worth towards your Raptors:

3. Tawny Eagle. I think this is straight forward.

6. In the brown Eagle complex one can generally I.D the tawny's by a streaked neck, head and breast. I must say I've only seen this so pronounced once and that was the KNP. Nice one. The only difference to 7 is probably that 7 is a sub adult bird. I wanted to make it a Juv Verraux Eagle but that is dreaming a bit...... :wall:

Hope that helps somewhat....
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby barryels » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:02 am

We were in KNP on the 8th of September 2012 and was driving along the H3 from Malelane at about 10:00 when we saw this raptor. I most probably ID it incorrect as a Wahlberg's Eagle and would like a positive ID from our experts if possible.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby adrianp » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:32 am

It looks like a female tawny eagle to me.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby barryels » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:30 am

Thanks Adrianp!! Will rectify my TR accordingly :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby maudoc » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:36 pm

So... my first post, my first mistakes?? :redface:

???

Tawny Eagle
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/36288_4708739966148_1892871782_n.jpg

Southern Krüger Park and surroundings, half September 2012

thank you very much

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Unread postby adrianp » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:44 pm

:thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby maudoc » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:27 pm

Thank you! :mrgreen:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby ice » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:10 am

here's one from my recent trip to KNP - tawny eagle?

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/99/bild1w.png/

filmed on Oct 14 near Satara

btw: I tried to embed the picture but whatever I do, I always get an error message "it was impossible to determine the dimensions" (and yes, I initially did resize the picture)

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MattAxel » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:07 am

Spot on ice :thumbs_up: Tawny Eagle

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby ice » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:16 am

I'm getting better at it ;-)

did you check out my recently filmed encounter between a tawny and a bateleur?

Trip Report

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MattAxel » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:53 am

ice wrote:I'm getting better at it ;-)

did you check out my recently filmed encounter between a tawny and a bateleur?

Trip Report


Nice video, and great trip report. I'll definitely carry on following it.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby pedro maia » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:06 pm

Hi everybody

First I must say that I´m an absolute ignorant on birds, but on my first trip to the Kruger, this August, I took some pictures of a few birds and posted them on my ongoing TR, I tried to ID the birds and now I have some doubts regarding this two:

This one I think it´s a Brown Snake Eagle

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And to me this seems to be a Tawny Eagle

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I thought I had it right but then Heksie said that maybe they are both Wahlberg Eagles.

Can someone please ID them?


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