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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby mattib » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:42 pm

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby sandeep » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:36 pm

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Saw this owl close to Satara. There was an adult Verraux's Eagle Owl on the branch next to this. Would this be a young Verraux's Eagle Owl??

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Johann » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:34 pm

sandeep wrote:...Any thoughts on the owl anyone??..


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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby sandeep » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:48 pm

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby bondm » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:45 pm

Hi again, Here is another one for you. I took this picture just outside Shingwedzi camp last December. The birds were in one of the large trees at the side of the river. I know that they are Giant Eagle Owls but are they adults or juveniles, male or female?Image
At the time I thought they were two juveniles as the one on the far side was very vocal as if calling for it's parents. However that may have been because a pride of lions was strolling along the other side of the road. bondm

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:34 pm

bondm,
The bird closest in the frame is a juv with the adult at the back. You can still see a lot of down on this bird with brown barring on the back, wings and head. The barring gets a lot less in the adult. The female is normally larger then the male so if I can't compare size we actually can't tell sex.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby bondm » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:30 pm

Thanks for the info Lizet. After taking this picture we went off to Red Rocks and when we returned they had both disappeared. Thanks again. bondm

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Unread postby Richprins » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:37 pm

Good evening, Mr Bond!

Stunning pic, and fc too! :clap:

The juvenile is very big indeed isn't it!? Looks like it may be its last meal from mommy! :twisted:

The pics would be nice on the relevant bird threads too! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby bondm » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:26 pm

Hi Richprins, I did look in the bird index but couldn't find Giant Eagle Owls listed. bondm

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MattAxel » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:26 pm

bondm wrote:Hi Richprins, I did look in the bird index but couldn't find Giant Eagle Owls listed. bondm


Hi bondm, that's probably because they're not called Giant Eagle Owls anymore. they're called Verreaux's Eagle Owl now.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Richprins » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:41 pm

Ok, here's your link, Mr Bond! Looks like you and Kamadejo shared the sighting! :shock:

viewtopic.php?style=2&f=46&t=19380&start=30

Thanks for that, Matt!

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby bondm » Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:51 pm

Thanks for that MattAxel and Richprins - you learn something everyday. I don't when Kamadejo spotted 'his' birds but mine were about 05:00hrs on the 4th Dec. 2010 less than a km from Shingwedzi camp gate. What sort of range do they have? bondm

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Re: Owl: Verreaux's Eagle-

Unread postby bondm » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:02 pm

Hi all, Here is a picture of a couple of Verreaux's Eagle owls seen last Dec.4th by the road from Shingwedzi camp gate to the main highway. They look very similar to the ones spotted by Kamadejo north of Shingwedzi.Imagebondm

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Re: Owl: Verreaux's Eagle-

Unread postby Kamadejo » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:11 pm

Such a lovely pic bondm, yours is definitely better than mine, so stunning. :clap: :clap: Maybe it is the same couple :lol:
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Unread postby WillemK » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:49 pm

Also saw a nice owl sitting relatively in the open near Veertiende waterhole in Kgalagadi Trans park.

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