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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby TrevorC » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:31 am

I wouls also have guessed Martial Eagle :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:01 am

Thanks so much ... umtali1, norms and TrevorC :thumbs_up: We had also thought it could possibly be a Martial but was not sure. :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby umtali1 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:30 pm

TrevorC wrote:I wouls also have guessed Martial Eagle :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby isinkwe » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:52 am

Can anyone help me with this bird, I think it may be a juvenile African Crowned Eagle. It was photographed on 5 August 2014 in the Kruger Park near Nkulu picnic site. It was being chased by a mature Martial Eagle which was noticeably smaller than this bird. Thank you in advance.

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having a look through another book, it now does not look like a juvenile African crowned eagle at all :wall: but more like a juvenile martial eagle :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby umtali1 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:36 pm

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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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:25 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby isinkwe » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:51 am

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

Unread postby RoelfA » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:37 pm

Thanks to all sharing your photo's,I love these Eagles. :clap: :clap:

This one was taken near Sable hide.

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:22 pm

Wow..superb take off image Roelf!!! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:53 pm

:clap: Excellent photo of one of my favourite birds!
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby RoelfA » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:11 pm

Thanks Imberbe for your comment.I love all Eagles. :D :D


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