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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby pantera leo » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:34 pm

Hi Shi looks to me like a Juv Martial Eagle! Great sighting and pic :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Shi » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:50 pm

Thanks PL :thumbs_up: that has been bothering me for some time now :thumbs_up: appreciate the assistance HUGELY!
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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby p@m » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:44 pm

Hi guys -- I have 2 for you today.

This couple were seen on the Auob side, near Urikaruus -- always perched next to each other.
The one, I think, is a rufous or pale form tawny eagle juvenile, but the other looks more like a martial juvenile.
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Is it common to find 2 different species together ?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Niall » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:38 pm

Hi Pam

I think your ID's of these two are correct. I suppose they would gather around waterholes, particularly in the Kalahari. I have seen Lanners, Gabars and Red necked Falcons in the same tree in KTP.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby p@m » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:57 pm

Thank you very much Niall :thumbs_up:

These two must be the boyz in the hood :lol:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby RosemaryH » Mon May 17, 2010 8:49 am

Raptors are definitely a challenge for me too arks!

Please can someone help me id this bird. Seen on our property, NW Province - between Magaliesburg and Koster, on Saturday morning.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Mon May 17, 2010 9:17 am

The eagle, looks like an imm. Martial Eagle in the second photo, with the crest....?! Cant make much out of it!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby DotDan » Mon May 17, 2010 9:18 am

@ RosemaryH... that looks to me like a juvenile Martial Eagle if I am not mistaken... not a very common sighting for that area so well done... :shock:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Gregor » Mon May 17, 2010 9:42 am

Yep,

The eagle on last pic must be a juv. martial, by the look at the crest on the sec. pic.
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby H. erectus » Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:44 pm

Found this one no further than 150metres from Mopani
gate. Took a whole series of pics as it was falling from
the thin branches, that could not carry the weight of
this beaut.

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby Sprocky » Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:46 pm

:clap: :clap: H :thumbs_up:

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby Richprins » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:02 pm

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This very large immature, or pale form, or something!

At Lugmagdam Thursday.

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:01 pm

Immatures are just as big as adults Rich, just dressed differently.
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby Richprins » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:21 pm

Aha!

A personal attack on me! :rtm:



Just kidding...notice the nictitating membrane on the eye closed...typical camera shot by us! :wall:

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:25 am

If the cap fits....
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