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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:18 am 
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GP, If I had to make a call, I would say this is an immature Jackal Buzzard moulting into its adult plumage. This is also probably the reason why it already has a tail band but still has a pale belly. You can see the black head and chest is coming along as well as the dark wings..


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 Post subject: Ex-Identification Help - Raptors
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GP, If I had to make a call, I would say this is an immature Jackal Buzzard moulting into its adult plumage. This is also probably the reason why it already has a tail band but still has a pale belly. You can see the black head and chest is coming along as well as the dark wings..


If I had to make a call (having no idea of size and Giss in flight), I would consider juvenile fish eagle?


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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You think Adrian? :hmz:


Could be, Immature Fish-Eagles do have a tail band..


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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adrianp wrote:
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GP, If I had to make a call, I would say this is an immature Jackal Buzzard moulting into its adult plumage. This is also probably the reason why it already has a tail band but still has a pale belly. You can see the black head and chest is coming along as well as the dark wings..


If I had to make a call (having no idea of size and Giss in flight), I would consider juvenile fish eagle?


This is an unedited photo of the same bird.
It was made at full 400mm zoom and still shows a pretty large bird. I had a look at the Fish-eagle too and notice 2 things - our bird had a very bulky bill for a buzzard and have a look at the white windows on the wings in this photo. I guess it could be?

But anyway, no new tick so not the end of the world if it's unsure which one it was. :lol:

Thanks for trying anyway!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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GP, that photo shows the Giss of a Immature Fish-Eagle perfectly.. The molted underparts, broad wings, bulky head.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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I thought there was something fishy with the initial ID :lol:


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:lol: Thanks adrianp.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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:lol: @ Adrian

Ja hell, I really misjudged that Fishy bird ..


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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 Post subject: Re: Osprey
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Hi All,

This photograph was taken from the S36 along the Bume river bed in early December last year. I didn't know the ID of the bird at the time and it was only when I got home and went through my images that I thought it might be an Osprey.
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Could you confirm this or tell what it is. Sorry for the poor quality as it was mid-morning and hot and sunny. It was also at quite a distance and I had to enlarge it quite a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Osprey
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Sorry bondm, it's a juvenile fish eagle.

Looks like it has been fishing......

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 Post subject: Re: Osprey
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Thanks for your ID Bush Baptist. I will say it did look like it was going through a moult and appeared a bit scruffy. I didn't see it catch the fish, but hopefully it did catch it by itself and is on the way to adulthood.

Thanks again

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 Post subject: Re: Osprey
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It doesn't look far from its adult plumage, and I am sure it caught it itself.

A few years ago I saw one younger than this one in a muddy pond and it grabbed a catfish and took it to the shore. I think the parents teach them very young.

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