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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:59 am 
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Thanks so much for all the help here. :D :thumbs_up:

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Nice deductions and a good team effort there! :clap:

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Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:12 pm 
Sjoe!

It's difficult!

What about Mountain buzzard?


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Richprins wrote:
What about Mountain buzzard?


Hi Richpins

Mountain Buzzard and Forest Buzzard are the same bird. Well they're actually a sub-species, Mountain Buzzard you get in East Africa and Forest is the sub-species that you get in South Africa.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:47 pm 
Aha!

That's why Forest is not in my book! :shock:

Thanks, Matt! :k


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Elsa wrote:
Nice deductions and a good team effort there! :clap:
and is why I say again and again... it's one of the best thread... on the forum :D
thanks :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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So true Elsa and Anne-Marie :D :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Another one - pics taken at Ngwenya Lodge, last weekend in October. My first thought was Little Sparrow Hawk, but the bird looked to big. Am I just optimistic to think it can perhaps be an African Goshawk? - would be a lifer for me!

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Your accipter is an African Goshawk, there's been one resident at Ngwenya for a few years now. It perches on top of the 1 bat box every evening and catches a bat as they are coming out. Congrats on the lifer.


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Thanks for the speedy reply! :thumbs_up:

:dance: :dance: :dance: for the Goshawk!!!


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I found another one where I need the help from the experts :redface: :redface: :redface:

This falcon was attacking nearly half an hour a water pipe in Skukuza restcamp at the waterfront bungalows on 15.02.2013 - It was amazing to watch until it realized that this prey is indeed uneatable.

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Thanks for your help here :gflower:


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This bird is a young African Goshawk.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Thanks for your help wildtuinman :clap: :clap: :clap:

The African goshawk is in fact a new bird for us. :dance: :dance: :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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It is a super bird for Kruger, although it is quite common in Skukuza. We also saw one last month in the Safari tent section of Skukuza. Perhaps even the same bird. :D

Apart from the Skukuza area where I have had several sightings now, I saw another young bird near Croc Bridge and an adult at Shingwedzi.

It is an awesome bird!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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I know I should know this bird but just can't make up my mind and my field guides are not helping!
Seen in Kruger in June this year. :slap:
Sparrowhawk?

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