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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby sandeep » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:00 pm

Thanks Ross. What makes you go for the juv bateleur?? Have you seen one with such a prominent yellow beak before??

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MattAxel » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:17 pm

Hi Sandeep

You do get juvenile Bateleurs with that colour beak, But looking at it again, with the yellow beak and bare yellow legs, it could be a juvenile African Harrier-hawk.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby ross hawkins » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:44 pm

Hi Sandeep

The body shape of the bird points towards Bateleur, sorry can't explain too well but just seen many Bateleur to know the distinct look of the species :)

The Body is a lot "fatter" for use of a better word than the African Hawk Eagle which would be a lot more slender

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby WildWings » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:00 am

Hi Sandeep

This one is a juvenile Bateleur. Bateleurs start changing their beak, legs and feet to the red of the adults while still in their juvenile plumage. This one is in that transition, hence the yellowish/orange colour.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby sandeep » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:18 am

Thanks Ross, Matt, Wildwings and all who commented. Just including another pic in case it reaffirms your views or changes them.



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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby charbel » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:11 pm

Hi friends,

Indeed, Image Shack became tricky... it was not... Does anyone suggest an alternative?

As some can see my pics, what about those flying eagles...? Are they Bateleurs?


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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Micetta » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:37 pm

I need binoculars just to see them :lol: Maybe one of the profs who can ID a bird from the tip of a feather can help you :wink:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby charbel » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:39 pm

Hi Micetta,
It is true. They were far away... well, let's see... Just an attempt...

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby arks » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:21 am

Charbel, can't you CROP you pix so that the bird's image is larger? Impossible to ID from such a small image.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby ross hawkins » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:31 pm

charbel wrote:Hi friends,

Indeed, Image Shack became tricky... it was not... Does anyone suggest an alternative?

As some can see my pics, what about those flying eagles...? Are they Bateleurs?


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Hi Charbel

Yup Bateleur. The wing shape is a dead give away.

Strange, but on my phone I can see your pics but on the laptop no luck.

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Re: a few bird pics from our latest KP trip

Unread postby kathy sa » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:01 pm

Bateleur with Forked Tail Drongo

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Re: a few bird pics from our latest KP trip

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby louis dreyer » Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:30 pm

Please help me to identify the following, was in the southern part of kruger.
I know the images is not very good, sorry about that.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby adrianp » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:59 pm

I'd say the first bird is a juvenile bateleur. Overall brown, no leggings and naked skin on the face.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Micetta » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:45 pm

Hi Louis! I see that you have passed the exams and has become a HR West Rand Region :clap: :clap:
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