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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.

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This one was taken a few days later also in KNP

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby pantera leo » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:18 am

Hi there darth they all look like Juv. Bateleur's to me! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:25 am

I agree :thumbs_up:
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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby JEG » Mon May 17, 2010 7:36 pm

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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby Sprocky » Mon May 17, 2010 7:39 pm

My favourite Bateleur pic, taken last week on a night drive before it got dark.

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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby JEG » Wed May 19, 2010 8:34 pm

Really nice Sprocky

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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby okie » Wed May 19, 2010 9:14 pm

We saw this Bateleur circling around , then dive down behind some trees . Coming round the bend , there he was sitting in the road , busy stripping the skin from what appears to be a smallish black mamba .
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Then he ate the innards , bit by bit .
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Then he proceeded trying to swallowing it .

And he swallowed .
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And swallowed , but it was just too big , so he pulled it out again .Image
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Then he tried to swallow it again , and after again failing to swallow it , he flew off with it dangling from his beak .
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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby BushFairy » Wed May 19, 2010 9:23 pm

wow!! beautiful pics everyone!! :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby flying cheetah » Thu May 20, 2010 12:18 am

Amazing sighting and pics okie :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu May 20, 2010 6:26 pm

Sprocky! :cam: :clap: :clap: Great Shot!
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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby Tony T » Fri May 28, 2010 11:26 pm

I find it a challenge photographing black birds like Bataluers (also Verreauxs Black Eagles) but I was very fortunate with the lighting of this Bat. I shot in Kgalagadi. One of my favourite birds the Bataluer.

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Re: Bateleur

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sat May 29, 2010 12:28 am

Spectacular shot..........well done! :clap:
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