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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:52 pm

They don't seem to be common in Kruger, I only recall seeing 1 on the S28 in the early morning, but on a single ride in the late afternoon in Kgalagadi, you can see 3 or 4 pairs.
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:56 pm

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Mata Mata road near Auchterlonie
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Unread postby mountainview » Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:52 pm

Seen in Kgalagadi [Juvenile in a huge Camel Thorn on one side of the road while the parent sat in a smaller acacia on the other side], and in Kruger [seen hunting over Shingwedzi Campsite just after 05:00 one morning in October 2007].
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Unread postby Muhammad » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:07 am

KNP,S113,June 2007.
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Re: Eagle-Owl, Verreaux's

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:21 pm

Saw this one on the Red Rocks loop in July this year. Eating something....

Saw another near Pafuri, hunting and it caught a francolin :shock:

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Re: Eagle-Owl, Verreaux's

Unread postby Freda » Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:38 pm

Lovely sightings in the Shingwedzi area at the end of October :D
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Parent and offspring on the S50
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Sitting on the nest on S56

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Re: Eagle-Owl, Verreaux's

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:29 pm

I like the nesting pics!! :thumbs_up: Saw my first of these guys near Biyamiti this year, and then again a few months back on the 'N1' towards Skukuza from Lower Sabie!! The call was insane!! :D
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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby ice » Fri May 29, 2009 6:13 pm

spotted eagle owl?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Fri May 29, 2009 6:38 pm

Giant (Verreaux's) Eagle-Owl - has a bone-colour beak and no spots and barring on the chest.

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Unread postby Lion Cox » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:41 am

We've spotted the owl in an awkward position but we assume I was lying on a net. This picture was taken September 2008 on the S56 towards Babalala. Can anyone shed some light please.

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Re: Owling

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:32 am

Hi,
It's a Giant Eagle Owl(Pale beak, pink eyelids etc...). They normally breed in Winter until Aug/Sept and the nest is probably been taken over from a Raptor. Always nice to see them! Lucky you.

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Re: Owling

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:34 pm

Hamerkop nest?
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Re: Owling

Unread postby Lion Cox » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:37 pm

Thanks for the replies we just found it odd lying "flat" and not just sitting on the nest. Any explanation to that maybe?

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Re: Owling

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:31 pm

It is day time and he is sleeping? :roll:
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Re: Owling

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:00 pm

BB you're right it is a hamerkop nest! :redface: The bird is sitting horizontally because it is either incubating eggs or brooding a small chick/s


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