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As usual I am lost with this raptor ID :redface:

Is it a Tawny or a maybe a Wahlberg's Eagle ?

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Tawny, the gape does not extend to the back of the eye. :wink:


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Again in need for some help. :lol: ( Before posting the next part of my trip report)

North of Lower Sabie we saw this raptor:

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And suddenly this second one came and pushed him from his branch ( sorry no better pic, it all happened far too fast)

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As I mentioned before I am nearly always confused with the ID :redface:

Could it be that the one lighter in colour is a Juvenile Tawny Eagle and the darker one a Mature Tawny Eagle? ! :hmz:

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Katy, have no idea about the ID, but I do like your pic, that bird is certainly off his perch!

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Could it be that the one lighter in colour is a Juvenile Tawny Eagle and the darker one a Mature Tawny Eagle? ! :hmz:


Hi Katy, I think you've got that right. Although I don't think it is that colour because it is a juvenile. It is the pale morph of the Tawny. The reason why I'm saying it is a juv is because of the colouring of the head. You'll notice it's not the same as the rest of the body but I'm not 100% and I'll go read up a bit and get back to you on that. But definitely two Tawny's.

And nothing wrong with the pics by the way. If you crop out the dark bird on the second pic you'll have a stunner! :lol:

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Could someone please help me ID this bird? I apologise for the ignorance, but I find ID'ing of birds, especially juvenile raptors quite challenging, is this even a juvie?

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Hi cptphotographer,

Looks like a Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) to me and no, I don't think it's a juvenile.

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Brown Raptors = LBJs in my book.

I would however take a guess on Tawny Eagle

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I'll second the Tawny Eagle but the wings seem a bit more paler than the body or is that just me??

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Location: Heart, mind and soul on an early morning drive close to Satara, unfortunately the body is in CPT!
I also guessed Tawny Eagle, but the wings were a lighter colour than the body.


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...but the wings were a lighter colour than the body.


That is erfectly normal for Tawny Eagle.

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Hope you don't mind CPT but I just did a little Photoshop number on the shadows so we can all see this nice looking bird.

Definitely Tawny. Lighter in colour than the usual dark brown ones but not as light as we've seen either. Like Deefstes said, I also don't think juv Looks like it's full grown.
Beautiful bird.

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HI there , I am battling to id this raptor .
I have a pic of him sitting in a tree also if you guys need that , but it was a bit far from the lens .

From my trip report , and taken near Skukuza last week .

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First thoughts are Tawny Eagle.

Nice pic!

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brown snake eagle? or wahlberg's?

spotted in kgalagadi last march

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