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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Tilandi » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:52 pm

Need some help confirming these vultures.
No 2 White-backed Vulture?
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Unusual position or just tired of waiting?
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Unread postby francoisd » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:02 am

2 - White-backed Vulture
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Tilandi » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:04 am

Thanks francoisd :D
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby deefstes » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:45 am

I love that pic of the White-backed Vulture "passed out" in the tree. I notice there's a hole in the wing, I wonder if it used to be wing-tagged or satellite tagged perhaps?
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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby ice » Wed May 27, 2009 9:06 pm

how many different vulture species do you experts see on this picture? personally I think I recognize three:

hooded, white-faced and lappet-faced

correct?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Wed May 27, 2009 9:19 pm

White-faced? or did you mean White-Backed. Agree! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby ice » Wed May 27, 2009 9:21 pm

yeah, white-backed, my mistake, the ones on top, right? or are they griffons? and what are the ones to the left of the lappet-faced (on the last photo), with the rather greyish neck?

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Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Wed May 27, 2009 9:24 pm

Yup! all the ones without pink faces.

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Unread postby michaelpr » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:53 pm

Ok, here's one more:
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Unread postby Sprocky » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:57 pm

White Backed Vulture

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Unread postby michaelpr » Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:04 pm

Thanks :)

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Idenfitication Help - General Birds

Unread postby Flutterby » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:41 pm

I know these aren't the clearest pics but I need some help please. :pray:

Is this a whitebacked vulture?

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Idenfitication Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:49 pm

Flutterby, White-Backe Vulture :D
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby deefstes » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:25 pm

Rusty Justy wrote:Flutterby, Cape Wagtail and White-Backe Vulture :D

Praytell sir, how did you rule out Cape Vulture?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Flutterby » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:21 am

Thanks Rusty Justy for confirming my thoughts! :thumbs_up:
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