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Buzzard: Lizard

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:26 am

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Unread postby Wild about cats » Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:00 pm

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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Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:47 am

Seen just inside Paul Kruger gate in Feb. :wink:
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Unread postby Andy Pay » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:45 am

We saw this one at Pafuri last month:
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Unread postby Wild about cats » Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:01 am

A friend of mine saw one in the Pretoriaskop area in December :mrgreen:
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:46 am

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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Re: Buzzard: Lizard

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:08 pm

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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Re: Buzzard: Lizard

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:34 pm

We saw this one in Kruger on the Voortrekker Road in Feb this year.

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Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:35 pm

Hi all, some assistance please!
Taken in south-western KNP this past weekend.

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Unread postby Barcud » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:44 pm

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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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:25 pm

Spot on Barcud.
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Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:45 pm

Agree with Lizard Buzzard ....a bird I'm yet to see in KNP. :D
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Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:10 am

Thanks for all the help guys. Was glad I managed to ID the Lizzard Buzzard.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:39 pm

Close to Pretorius Kop

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Barcud » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:38 pm

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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