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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:29 pm 
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Both are Tawny Eagles :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Lizet and MattAxel, thanks :thumbs_up: .


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Could this be a Steppe Eagle? Spotted on the road between Lower Sabie and Skukuza at the end of October.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Your 1st one is a Tawny Eagle.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Thanks for the speedy reply! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Tawny is a good call :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Help ID Eagle plse
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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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 Post subject: Re: Help ID Eagle plse
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Looks like a Tawny to me :hmz:
Brilliant shot :clap:

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

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 Post subject: Re: Help ID Eagle plse
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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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 Post subject: Re: Eagle, Tawny
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Tawny seen near Phalaborwa gate in Feb this year.

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 Post subject: Re: Eagle, Tawny
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