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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:43 pm 
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I'd take a flyer at a Wahlberg's eagle. The little crest at the back of the head is the clincher for me! The drongo also gives a bit of a clue to the (small) size of the BoP.

I see Oom has beaten me to the post... But at least we agree! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Hi again, I have managed to find a better picture of the bird of prey, which I took the first time I saw it.
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I returned 10 mins later and the drongo had started its flyby's.
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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We really didn't need a front on shot for the ID! :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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I am starting to think that this was an undercover birding challenge, Joe. :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Would I do that to you....... and then again.

No seriously it was a genuine inquiry and I thank you all for your quick response. Just booked my next trip in Nov. - shame about Shingwedzi but hopefully it will be open by then.

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 Post subject: Identification Help - Raptors
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Hi friends.....some help please. Photo was taken near Shingwedzi Jan 2012

1 Wahlberg's Eagle
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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:thumbs_up: Spot on.. 2 Wahlbergs.


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Hi Kobus,

1 & 2 look like tawnies to me, 2 on a bad hairdo day!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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First 2 are definitely Wahberg's. The GISS and upright posture is perfect for Wahlberg's, and wrong for Tawny. Tawny has a more robust bill, and is overall a bigger looking bird.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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MattAxel wrote:
First 2 are definitely Wahberg's.


:lol: I couldn't help pretending you are saying it as you are spelling it here.. It's a Waaaaahberg Eagle (Southern Texas accent)


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Thank you DotDan Bush Baptist and MattAxel for the id you are very helpful. :thumbs_up:

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DotDan wrote:
MattAxel wrote:
First 2 are definitely Wahberg's.


:lol: I couldn't help pretending you are saying it as you are spelling it here.. It's a Waaaaahberg Eagle (Southern Texas accent)



Haha Daan :lol:
*Wahlberg's :wall: Darn typo!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Sorry guys, Tawnies and Wahlbergs' are confusing, but hopefully this will help me to get better at it. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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raptors – is the white headed one a young osprey, or fish eagle?
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