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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:06 am 
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What would you clever guys say this is? :hmz:
Seen at Ndumo in January.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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@ JenB - that looks mighty like a European Honey-Buzzard to me!

Check: http://www.niall.co.za/Species/Fam-ACCIPITERS.htm and click on the link to Honey-Buzzard.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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I have to admit that is one I have not thought of Niall! 8)

According to the Raptor guide it spends much time within the cover of trees. We found it in very dense riverine forest. It flew out, sat in the open for a minute or two and disappeared back into the foliage so that part fits.
I certainly do not mind it being a European Honey-Buzzard! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Great sighting and pic Jen! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Buzzard: European Honey
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Juvenile. :)
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 Post subject: Re: Buzzard: European Honey
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 Post subject: Identification Help - Raptors
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Hi Guys

I have a couple tester's for you:

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Taken in Kruger - January 2013


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Where and when did you photograph the birds, cfraser?

3. Tough to say from the photo but I am leaning towards Immature Brown Snake-Eagle

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Where & when is important for 1-4.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Bush Baptist wrote:
Where & when is important for 1-4.


:thumbs_up:

updated original post with dates taken within the Kruger!

Shoe.....i need some more practice identifying these guys! haha :big_eyes:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Where and when did you photograph the birds, cfraser?

3. Tough to say from the photo but I am leaning towards Immature Brown Snake-Eagle.


Any other angles on #3?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Agree with WTM on 3. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Some tricky ones here, but I'm going to give it a bash. I haven't checked any books yet, and these are just first impressions:

3. My first impression here was Euro Honey Buzzard, but I could be totally off. Would like to see another angle.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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#3 looks like it has a yellow cere, which would rule out Brown Snake-Eagle.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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excellent work guys! I was way of course haha! :big_eyes:

I cannot give you exact details of the locations, as they were taken by my father.

However, in January 2013 he was staying at Tamboti, LS and Pkop (So more South of the Park)

and the pictures taken in April 2012 were more Central/North of the Park towards Tamboti and Mopani


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