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Re: A Pair of Tawny Eagles

Unread postby JenB » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:13 am

What a reward! Lovely pic, Dave. :clap:
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Re: A Pair of Tawny Eagles

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:54 am

Awesome pic - wow :clap:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:35 pm

Hi can someone please help me with an ID on this raptor seen in Kruger in Feb this year.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby JOL » Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:14 am

Elsa wrote:Hi can someone please help me with an ID on this raptor seen in Kruger in Feb this year.
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Hi Elsa ,

Nice photo of a very typical young tawny eagle.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Scorpion » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:22 pm

Hi all you stiffnecks, don't know if you identified this raptor on one of the earlier pages so please be patient with a newbie and help me out :pray:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Batmad » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:25 pm

Looks like a Juv Tawney Eagle to me
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:00 pm

Tawny Eagle :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Scorpion » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:16 am

Thank you :) The colours totally confused me! Got lots of pics of the Tawny but in none did I find it so light in colour. :redface:
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Re: Eagle, Tawny

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:50 pm

Saw this Tawny Eagle in Kruger in Feb this year.
and we were quite fascinated by the 2 tone colouration on its back.

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Re: Eagle, Tawny

Unread postby DuQues » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:36 pm

One of mine, a younger one:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Haplo » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:45 pm

Anyone care to illuminate the following bird - I believe it is either a Juvenile Verreaux's Eagle - or Tawny eagle - but believe this, no books that I own make a difinitive differentiation between the two, just say that they both look very much alike......
Rekon the fact that my bird has very little black in the face may swing it away from Verreaux eagle, but then the very dark wings are nothing like the Tawny, and swing it back to the Verreaux.
C'mon wise ones - please tell me what you think, and some detail as to your train of thought, so I can learn from it.
PS - This bird was Huge - the largest raptor I have seen in the wild - not counting the ones I have seen in captivity.


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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby mountainview » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:26 pm

Hi Haplo

The Juvenile Verreaux's is mottled dark and pale on chest and legs with 'scaled' effects on wing coverts. Possibly juvenile Pale form Tawny?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:38 pm

Sub-Adult Tawny Eagle.......
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby ice » Wed May 06, 2009 4:21 pm

ok, here's the first one off a series of raptors I filmed during our recent trip to KTP and KNP - I mention that these are snapshots of video tapes because they sometimes lack quality (as these pics right here surely do)

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whalberg's? or tawny?

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PS: I just noticed that I posted this under "general birds", my mistake...I'll double post it over at raptors, maybe one of the mods can delete this post right here
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Wed May 06, 2009 8:52 pm

Looks like Tawny Eagle........
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