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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Pjw, I'm no expert, but its the closest I could find. Let's see what the other 'mites think too. :hmz:

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 Post subject: Identification Help - Raptors
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Hi, as someone who is terrible at id'ing raptors, I have a few questions hopefully someone can help me with.

These next two were seen on H2-2 on 31 Aug. There were several and seemed to be feeding on a carcas. At one point one flew into a tree with what seemed an intestine or something. Are they tawny eagles maybe?

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This one was seen on S1 on 1 Sept, I think it may also be a tawny eagle:

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 Post subject: Identification Help - Raptors
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darth bangkok wrote:
Hi, as someone who is terrible at id'ing raptors, I have a few questions hopefully someone can help me with.

These next two were seen on H2-2 on 31 Aug. There were several and seemed to be feeding on a carcas. At one point one flew into a tree with what seemed an intestine or something. Are they tawny eagles maybe?

This one was seen on S1 on 1 Sept, I think it may also be a tawny eagle:

Hi db ,

The rest of the bunch are immature bateleurs , just like the one on Pats photos.


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 Post subject: Identification Help - Raptors
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Pjw wrote:
This was seen near Dukes waterhole on 29/09/09
Is it an immature Bateleur? If not what is it?
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Pat

Hi Pat ,

As you and iNkwazi figured out , the bird on your photo is an immature bateleur.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Hello everyone,
thank yo ufor the help identifying the raptors that I have posted, here is one more that we saw near Satara on 22/9/09. It was really backlit, so I had to crop it closely and push the envelope in Lightroom a little to be able to see it well enough to even guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Juv. Bateleur! Extremely short tail and very round bulky head! Overall brown indicates Juvenile!


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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I agree with pantera leo :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Hi

Agree with the last one, Juvenile Bateleur.


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 Post subject: Re: Bateleur
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Thanks Noel... I'll take a look. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Dear all,

I have some more pictures, this time taken in a completely different part of the beautyfull SA.

Driving through Kgalagadi Transfrontier park we saw in the far distance this spectacle:

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What bird would you think we see here feeding his chick?

Hope the forumites are willing to help confirming our guess or help us with their identification.

Papadoc and Mamadoc


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Hi Papadoc,

Your pic looks like Bateleur to me, both immatures. (Facial pattern and head pattern) but would be happier with my id if I could enlarge the pic more to confirm.

Hope others agree with me on these.

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 Post subject: Re: Bateleur
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I played a little bit with this pic :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Bateleur
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WOW! I like it Katja. It's like a sculpture. Very effective.

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 Post subject: Re: Bateleur
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Thanks Barcud, I had this idea due to your Digiscope pics on the other thread. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Here's another one from KNP 2005
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