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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Scottm » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:46 pm

Jon, thank you for your comprehensive and well-thought-through response, to both raptors. Aside from the learning experience you (and others have provided), let's just relegate my one to the unidentified folder, and move on to the next challenge and learning experience. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby JOL » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:11 pm

Scottm wrote:Jon, thank you for your comprehensive and well-thought-through response, to both raptors. Aside from the learning experience you (and others have provided), let's just relegate my one to the unidentified folder, and move on to the next challenge and learning experience. :thumbs_up:


Hi Scott ,

My pleasure , I’m learning from this as well! In my opinion there is no need to “relegate” it to the “unidentified folder” though. Unless someone makes a really convincing case for another species , I think you can safely call this one an immature martial eagle - everything fits.
By the way , is it a dead bird on the branch in front of the eagle?

Jon

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:13 am

Also noticed the bird......... :D Thought it was a cormorant! :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby JoelR » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:53 am

JOL wrote: First one’s first...

Totally agree. Imm. Martial Eagle.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Scottm » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:25 am

Jol... Never noticed the bird in front before - Thanks for pointing it out.

Rusty, you must be tired of travelling to Rhodes every day. As a Rhodes Alumni, :thumbs_up: I trust you will enjoy your stay there. I can't help with the featherd birds from the area, as the only birds I was interested in when I was there were those studying with me. :lol:

To get some finality on this particular bird if possible, I will post a few other cropped head shots, but they are unfortunately all distorted by the grasses in front.
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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby ice » Thu May 21, 2009 11:33 am

More from me (as filmed in KNP)

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martial?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Thu May 21, 2009 12:35 pm

ice - I agree, Martial

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu May 21, 2009 1:08 pm

Agreed :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby ice » Thu May 21, 2009 3:30 pm

Rusty Justy wrote:Agreed :thumbs_up:


looks like I'm getting better at it - good teachers that I have :clap:

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Re: Pictures of Kruger Birds

Unread postby hoyle » Thu May 21, 2009 9:01 pm

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Please help a new birder

Unread postby MauPerks » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:26 am

On our trip to the KNP in May09 we saw very few raptors other than Bateleurs, vultures and what we thought was a Brown Snake Eagle.
We saw this one in the pic flying at a distance and we thought it could be an Osprey but as it got closer we felt that it could be a juvenile Marshall Eagle.

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Re: Please help a new birder

Unread postby Niall » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:40 am

I'd agree with that ID, juvenile Martial Eagle.

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Re: Please help a new birder

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:42 am

Yes I agree with juv. Martial - very big bird,white chest and dark flight feathers. Osprey is smaller, doesn't have the black flight feathers...

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Re: Please help a new birder

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:19 pm

There are some 'old' birders on this forum who love to develop the interest. Many non birders have seen the light because of the forum and its helpful people.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MauPerks » Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:03 am

Thanks for the confirmation :)


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