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 Post subject: Buzzard: Lizard
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:26 am 
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Nice shot WTM, where did you see this?

Lizard Buzzard or Hawk

A small grey hawk that is distinguished by its white throat with a vertical black streak. Also by its two bold white tail bands (sometimes only one). Immature birds have a less clear black streak. The whistling call is 'klioo-klu-klu-klu' which is uttered regularly while perched.

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Seen just inside Paul Kruger gate in Feb. :wink:

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We saw this one at Pafuri last month:
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A friend of mine saw one in the Pretoriaskop area in December :mrgreen:

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The two white spots on the tail are diagnostic of this species. We saw one on Saturday not too far from Skukuza. It took us about 5 mins to ID it. It was sitting off quite far and with the light not being good as it was overcast we had to wait for a sun beam to break thru to show the vertical stripe on the throat as it turned its head. It was sitting side on and it was not easy to distinguish it from a Gabar under these conditions.

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 Post subject: Re: Buzzard: Lizard
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A lovely little bird this is :D Really can't seem to find one in Kruger :huh: , Managed to see one yesterday though.....On our property in Vaalwater(Waterberg).....being mocked by a Mellanistic Gabar and Immature Gabar Goshawk!

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 Post subject: Re: Buzzard: Lizard
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We saw this one in Kruger on the Voortrekker Road in Feb this year.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Hi all, some assistance please!
Taken in south-western KNP this past weekend.

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IDed as Lizzard Buzzard at the time due to the chin stripe

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Hi Josh,

This one is a Lizard Buzzard as you said :thumbs_up: The black and white throat markings are diagnostic.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Agree with Lizard Buzzard ....a bird I'm yet to see in KNP. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Thanks for all the help guys. Was glad I managed to ID the Lizzard Buzzard.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Close to Pretorius Kop

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Hi MM,

The little raptor is a Lizard Buzzard (Tail pattern, red to cere).

Great sighting, I'm a tad :mrgreen:

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