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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby JOL » Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:13 am

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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby normana53 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:05 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby pantera leo » Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:28 pm

Juv. Bateleur! Extremely short tail and very round bulky head! Overall brown indicates Juvenile!

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby flying cheetah » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:27 am

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

Unread postby Kingfisha » Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:53 pm

Hi

Agree with the last one, Juvenile Bateleur.

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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby Flutterby » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:40 am

Thanks Noel... I'll take a look. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Papadoc » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:28 pm

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.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Barcud » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:09 pm

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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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby Kamadejo » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:26 pm

I played a little bit with this pic :lol:

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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby Barcud » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:22 pm

WOW! I like it Katja. It's like a sculpture. Very effective.

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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby Kamadejo » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:24 pm

Thanks Barcud, I had this idea due to your Digiscope pics on the other thread. :mrgreen:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Tilandi » Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:22 pm

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

Unread postby pantera leo » Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:24 pm

:thumbs_up: Juv. Bateleur!

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Tilandi » Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:29 pm

Thanks again pantera leo :D I was actually thinking vulture hehehe :redface:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby darth bangkok » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:06 am

Hi there,

Would these be Tawny Eagle? They were taken 31 August on Voortrekker Road in KNP.

Thanks

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This one was taken a few days later also in KNP

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