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Re: Goshawk, Dark Chanting

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:36 am

Seen in Kruger in Mar. this year. :D

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Re: Goshawk, Dark Chanting

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:19 pm

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Seen north of Afsaal in May
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby WELSH_ASH » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:54 pm

Hi All

Please can someone help id this bird I spotted on the S25 in Kruger, it seems to look like a Pale chanting goshawk but is it true that only Dark chanting goshawks are in Kruger?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:25 pm

Definately Dark Chanting Goshawk, one can tell them apart frm Pale Chanting, the most obvious being the lack of the pale secondary panel in the wing........and distribution also helps, but one must always keep in mind...birds have wings...... :D
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:14 am

Yes, only DCGs occur in Kruger.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Batmad » Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:11 pm

Agree with Dark Chanting Goshawk :thumbs_up:
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Re: Goshawk, Dark Chanting

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:11 pm

Seen on the Voortrekker Road, from Afsaal to Pretoriuskop.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby micmic » Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:54 pm

Hello,

any idea of what this may be ?

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If you notice carefully you'll see it has captured a snake! I saw it flying with the snake but unfortunately it went too far for a good pic.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:58 pm

Where did you take the photo?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby micmic » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:01 am

Somewhere near Pretoriuskop

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:02 am

It is most probably a Dark chanting goshawk. :wink:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby micmic » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:05 am

Great, thanks! :D I have one more pic of it but it's even worse:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:10 am

I'd go for the Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:17 am

No, not likely in KNP. Wrong distribution.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby JOL » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:26 pm

Hi Micmic ,

I think Imberbe is probably right.
By the way , did it catch a snake while you were watching - I think I can see one to the right of its leg?


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