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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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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.

Nice photo btw.
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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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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby maiper » Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:52 pm

Hi everyone,
I'd love to know what sort of Eagle this is. He was huge !! Thanks in advance :D

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Batmad » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:01 pm

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:10 pm

Batmad has got it.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Batmad » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:11 pm

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:52 pm

Agreed...Martial Eagle. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby maiper » Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:07 am

Thanks for the help :D :D

Interesting :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:09 pm

maiper,
:thumbs_up: I agree with Martial Eagle;note the dark underwing coverts, the Black-chested Snake-Eagle has white underwing coverts.


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