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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:29 pm

Both are Tawny Eagles :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MattAxel » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:33 pm

Agree with Lizet. Both Tawny Eagles. Remember that Brown Snake Eagle has a yellow eye, and fully grey bill. Both these birds look too big for Wahlberg's, and their bills are much too robust.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby pedro maia » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:13 pm

Lizet and MattAxel, thanks :thumbs_up: .

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby naomi c » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:45 pm

Could this be a Steppe Eagle? Spotted on the road between Lower Sabie and Skukuza at the end of October.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MattAxel » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:02 pm

Your 1st one is a Tawny Eagle.

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Unread postby naomi c » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:07 pm

Thanks for the speedy reply! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Johannes van Niekerk » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:22 am

I'm thinking this is a Juvenile Tawny, but my juvies' knowledge is poor!

Taken somewhere in Kruger - between Orpen and Satara

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:42 am

Tawny is a good call :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby avon vosloo » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:07 am

Even, or maybe because of, the close range I'm not certain.

Wahlberg or confused Steppe feasting on a snake? :wink:

Spotted when in the tree already and stopped right next to it and I managed a few shots. I left when another vehicle arrived and the bird was just swallowing the last bit of the snakes tail.

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Unread postby cheetah2111 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:15 am

Looks like a Tawny to me :hmz:
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Re: Help ID Eagle plse

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:48 am

I'll also go with Tawny Eagle.

Cere ends below middle of the eye, elongated nostril shape, baggy feathering on the tarsi.
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Unread postby Canis Lupus » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:20 pm

I'd also go with Tawny Eagle.
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Re: Help ID Eagle plse

Unread postby avon vosloo » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:38 pm

Eish, even with good books like Birds of Prey of Africa and it's Islands & the new Roofvoel Gids van SA.

The white area on the chest confused me because the former book show's a Steppe with a clear white area. Then there's the three variants of the Wahlberg dark brown, brown and light (I thought maybe brown).

One more shot - I don't get these regularly with my 70-200 :twisted:

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Re: Eagle, Tawny

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:52 am

Tawny seen near Phalaborwa gate in Feb this year.

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Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:00 pm

Kgalagadi December 2012

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