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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Olli » Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:33 pm

Cheers all, I've been lurking here reading fascinating stories and enjoying beautiful pictures. Thanks all!

I visited last September Kalahari, and was able to spot quite a number of birds, but I'm not quite sure about this raptor (though I have my doubts :hmz: ). You sure can help me.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:43 pm

That's an immature Bateleur. :wink:
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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby Sky » Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:48 pm

Hi

On the 9th of December we saw this juvenile bateleur on the Sweni road close to Satara. It was sitting on the ground and proceeded to lean over backwards Has anybody else seen this behaviour. Does anybody know the reason for this. It did this for a couple of minutes and then preened it self and flew and perched in a nearby tree
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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby oddesy » Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:33 pm

Saw this beauty at bobejaanskraans :D :D
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Tilandi » Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:44 pm

Hi from Ngwenya. Had this lovely sighting yesterday. Need help identifying please :D
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Batmad » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:21 pm

Tilandi-That is a Juv bataluer :wink:
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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby Mgoddard » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:22 am

Seen these 2 just after the low water bridge at LS beginning of Jan..

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Astazou » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:20 pm

Please may I ask for help identifying the following birds?
And, if possible, male or female?

All pictures: Kgalagadi, February

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Thanks in advance. As must be obvious, I know very little about birds. :doh:
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Re: Help indentifying birds please

Unread postby DotDan » Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:47 am

Hi there


Could be Juvenile Bateleur

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:09 pm

Juv. Bateleur
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:12 pm

:thumbs_up:
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Re: Help indentifying birds please

Unread postby JOL » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:37 am

Astazou wrote:Please may I ask for help identifying the following birds?
And, if possible, male or female?

All pictures: Kgalagadi, February


Thanks in advance. As must be obvious, I know very little about birds. :doh:




Hi Astazou ,

I'm positive "Rusty Justy" has identified your birds spot on.

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Re: Help indentifying birds please

Unread postby Astazou » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:06 am

Thanks for all the help. :thumbs_up:
The very long grass in Feb made big cat viewing more limited but the plus side was that it led to taking more interest in birds than I might otherwise have done.
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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby patries » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:08 pm

we saw this juvenile bataleur in Kalahari on the Nossob road.
unfortunately it was raining so hard, and there is not much color.


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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby G@mespotter » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:49 am

Stunning pics Odessey and MG :thumbs_up:

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