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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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Mata Mata road near Auchterlonie

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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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KNP,S113,June 2007.
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 Post subject: Re: Eagle-Owl, Verreaux's
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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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 Post subject: Re: Eagle-Owl, Verreaux's
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Lovely sightings in the Shingwedzi area at the end of October :D
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 Post subject: Re: Eagle-Owl, Verreaux's
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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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 Post subject: Identification Help - Raptors
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spotted eagle owl?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Giant (Verreaux's) Eagle-Owl - has a bone-colour beak and no spots and barring on the chest.


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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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 Post subject: Re: Owling
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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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Hamerkop nest?

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

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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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