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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:20 pm

Here's another Juvenile martial, Albert.


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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby normana53 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:19 am

On 12 November while driving the H1-6 just a few km south of Shingwedzi I turned off the road on one of the little pull off loops. While stopped we noticed something move on the ground and realized it was a Martial Eagle.
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On closer view, we realized that the Eagle was clutching a recently killed Egyptian Goose. The goose was too large for the Martial Eagle to fly off with, so as we watched, he proceeded to hop and drag the goose across the ground.
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While dragging to Goose, the Eagle would stop and call out. As if calling a mate or Fledglings. No other Martial arrived, and our new friend continued hopping and dragging the goose across the ground.
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Soon he got near the base of a large tree and above we heard another Eagle call, this time it was a Fish Eagle and as it passed overhead the Martial spread it's wings and shielded the goose from the Eagle flying overhead.
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After deciding his prize was safe, he turned and started pulling at it finally eating.
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This was one of the most exciting raptor sightings that we have had and I wanted to share it with my fellow forumites.
Sorry if there are a lot of pictures.
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby naomi c » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:51 pm

Wow, what an amazing sighting! And the pics tell the story - thanks for sharing! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:30 pm

Stunning sighting Norm. :thumbs_up:

Not enough pics. Great story.
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby normana53 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:05 pm

BB - I have about 50 more, didn't want to bore you. Still working on editing video of the sighting and hope to get it up at some point.
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby Philip1 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:10 pm

:clap: :clap: Jan, Norman, Leeukos and all others......Wow!!! :great: :great:
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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Ludwig » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:39 pm

Hello,

please can anyone help me to identify these birds.

Martial eagle?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:04 am

Juvenile martial.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Ludwig » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:21 pm

Thank you Bush Baptist!

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby Siobain » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:12 am

Awesome photo's!
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby Siobain » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:18 pm

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby normana53 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:07 pm

Siobain, your Eagle looks like he needs to visit a stylist! Great photo though.
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby Siobain » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:32 am

Thanks Normana! :o
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby okie » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:24 am

Two martials seen recently in KNP :

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby sarafl » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:35 am

Hello! Any identification ideas on these? All pictures were taken in Kruger this month (February).

7. Near Berg En Dal- African Hawk Eagle or Immature Martial Eagle?
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