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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wildheart » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:30 am

I wonder if you can help me identify this eagle. It was at Pretoriuskop and he was too far away to take a picture. He is really scary looking. :shock:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby JoelR » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:36 am

wildheart wrote:I wonder if you can help me identify this eagle. It was at Pretoriuskop and he was too far away to take a picture. He is really scary looking. :shock:
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Pretty sacry, indeed. :) Looks like an immature Bateleur, wildheart. Notice it lacks a (proper) tail, has unfeathered legs and it doesn't have feathers between its bill and eyes (enhancing its scary look).

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wildheart » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:46 pm

Thank you so much! :lol: Now that I look in my book it definitely looks like an immature Bateleur, I never would have got that right. :roll:

He is really something from a horror movie. :big_eyes:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Batmad » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:28 pm

Immature Bataluer :wink:
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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:28 pm

I have seen this Bateleur. I would say it is a sub-adult bateleur, as it still has it's juvenile plumage, but already has the adult-coloured beak. This is the first time ever I've seen this. The photo's are unfortunately not great, it was overcasted and drizzling.

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Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:10 pm

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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:24 pm

I think this is also a sub-adult Bataleur seen in Kruger in Feb.

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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:46 am

And some more.... 8) :D

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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby Elsa » Tue May 05, 2009 2:46 pm

and this time an adult Bateleur. :D

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby ice » Tue May 12, 2009 10:47 pm

More from me (filmed near nossob) - a Tawny? (I know it is probably impossible to identify since it was shot against the sun)

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Tue May 12, 2009 10:56 pm

The short tail, long wing projection, head shape etc etc....Lead to Juv. Bateleur(Possible adult, but cant see much colouration). :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Pjw » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:40 pm

Is this a juvenile Bateleur?- seen at Gesantfombi dam on the H-2 near Crocodile bridge on 23 May
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Same bird. Can anyone comment on the Milky eye? What can have caused this? Is it a birth defect or an injury? The bird seemed in good condition.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:58 pm

It is a juvenile bateleur indeed Pjw. Milky eye, dunno, sorry.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:24 pm

Juv Bateleur :thumbs_up: Milky eye, maybe it was winking at you?! :wink: :twisted: :lol: One can only guess at it being an injury, nothing set in stone!
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