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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:05 am

Jan, yes, that yellow ring around the eye is quite distinct, hey?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:50 am

johanclassen wrote:Could this be a young Peregrine? also near Rondevlei Ebb and Flow..Thanks.

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This bird looks less vicious than a Peregrine, Johan. With that black sub-terminal band on the tail and rather plan underwing coverts I would go with one of the Kestrels. Lesser Kestrel perhaps? Do you have more photos of the bird?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby johanclassen » Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:42 pm

Thanks Dirk, I think you have nailed it. Thats why I felt I fell off the bus. I went and had another look and then found one of Dave Kilbey's images taken in Spain. This matches mine. I only have three images of this bird in flight, mostly the same.. I accept Lesser Kestrel. Appreciate.

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Could this be a young Peregrine? also near Rondevlei Ebb and Flow..Thanks.

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This bird looks less vicious than a Peregrine, Johan. With that black sub-terminal band on the tail and rather plan underwing coverts I would go with one of the Kestrels. Lesser Kestrel perhaps? Do you have more photos of the bird?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:03 pm

Hi wildtuinman

wildtuinman wrote:Jan, yes, that yellow ring around the eye is quite distinct, hey?


Agree :thumbs_up:

I am still waiting for feedback...

What confuse me is the Shikra have Red brown stripes (not grey)..........as per the photos submitted and because off the flash the colours of the eyes is not visible.... :hmz:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:39 pm

Thanks WTM for your help with the ID of my DCG! :clap:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby jaytea » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:13 pm

wildtuinman wrote:
jaytea wrote:The same for this one.... Wahlbergs also?
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Hi Jaytea, I find the white markings on the upperparts of the tail and left wing of this bird interesting. Not sure if it reflecting light or not. Do you have any other photos of this bird?


I think it is reflection Wtm - it was midday when I took this photo - I'll look and see if I have other photos!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Christy » Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:38 pm

If this post is inappropriate here, please do remove.
This bird was seen on Africam at Naledi, Balule on 16th April - Steppe Eagle, juvenile? Tawny?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby BrawlerO » Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:24 am

Can anyone help with identifying the following please?

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Taken just near Tropic of Capricorn on tar road, bird sitting on tree next to small river.

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Taken around Baobab Hill on the H1-8 near Pafuri

I'm thinking juvenile martial eagles or african fish eagles but they all look a bit similar to me. :redface:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:49 pm

First one BrawlerO is a juvenile fish eagle, and the second is a juvenile martial eagle.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:48 pm

to me too... nice pictures :clap:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:45 am

Is this a juvi Martial eagle as well? Been struggling with this one, but Brawler's pic made me think it may be?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:59 am

ID looks good :thumbs_up:


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