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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:53 am 
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Bush Baptist wrote:
Where did you see it and when? that might give us some more clues, or eliminations.

Hi BB...We saw it along the H1-3 after Tshokwane on route to Satara, on the 29/5/2014.

:hmz: If no one is able to ID mine :( ...We will just have to call it "Pretty Bird" :lol: :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Isinkwe, SO and I think it might be a juv. Martial eagle. Grey-green feet, white plain leggings and dark eye point to it for us.

It could have been chased out of the mature eagle's territory.........

But hey, we might be wrong in our assumption as we are still very much novices............

Whatever it is it's a brill picture :thumbs_up:

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Trrp, your bird has leggings in one pic, so I am going for the pale form of tawny eagle, possibly in moult, given the location and time ofyear.

Isinkwe, you are (finally) correct. It is a gorgeous juvenile martial. Females are larger than males, so this might just be dad chasing daughter out of his territory to find her own.

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Bush Baptist wrote:
Trrp, your bird has leggings in one pic, so I am going for the pale form of tawny eagle, possibly in moult, given the location and time of year.

:D Thanks so much BB :thumbs_up:

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Back home, back to the guides, and yes, definitely, it is a rock kestrel.

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Dear forumites
Red-necked falcon, do you agree?
Seen June 2013, KTP, near Mata Mata

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Thank you umtali1, inyanga1 and bush Baptist for you help with the ID. :D :D

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Agreed Charbel, lovely specimen.

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Hi Bush Baptist,
Indeed such a gorgeous animal!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Am I correct with my ID? (be gentle!)


A Twany?
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I would say you are correct DB :thumbs_up:


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Whew, thanks DD. :D

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Twany eagle. Yeah twany as they say in the Brooklyn, New York. :tongue:

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I know this is an awful pic but unfortunately the best we have as it flew off as the camera focused or not on it! :wink:

Would you say this is a African Hawk-eagle or could it possibly be an Ayers Hawk Eagle?

Seen in Feb in the south of Kruger.

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Hi Elsa,

This is a rather tough one. I am not sure that it is a Hawk-Eagle at all. It looks more like an immature African Goshawk to me.

Where exactly in the south did you see it?

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