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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby oddesy » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:50 pm

Brilliant picture, nice!! :thumbs_up: :clap:
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby flying cheetah » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:01 pm

Great pic :clap: Isn't it amazing that such a heavy bird can sit on the edge of a dead branch :roll:
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby Leeukos » Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:28 am

The following picture of a Juvenile Martial Eagle was taken on the S25 close to Crocodile-Bridge. It took a while to ID the bird, as this one was very big, and had no spots on the belly. The spots on the hind-neck and mantle and the size of this bird made me decide that this is indeed a Martial Eagle (Juvenile).

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Crested Val » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:19 pm

Please could some kind person help me with ID ing the following birds - All taken in KNP last week.
Sorry they're not very good pics, I'm a novice to both photography and birding, but keen and learning!!!
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Niall » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:31 pm

Hi vgs, I'd say:

- I think this is an immature Martial Eagle.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Crested Val » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:55 pm

Thanks Niall :thumbs_up:

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby bishop3006 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:42 pm

Seen in Kruger last year end March.

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:54 am

A good area to see Martial Eagle is Satara. Have noted sightings most frequently on the s100 and H1-3.
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby Touareg » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:06 pm

I had an interesting sighting in the KTP recently when I saw a Martial Eagle in a small thorn bush breaking off branches to use as nesting material. Here the Martial flies off with the material. Must be a prickly nest and I hope they line it out with something soft. :D

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby Crested Val » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:45 pm

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We saw this little guy near Satara in March. I asked the forums for an ID and was told that it was a juvenile Martial Eagle, so hope that was correct!! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby flying cheetah » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:11 pm

Here is one of mine...the headless Martial :D

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby Crested Val » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:14 pm

:big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby flying cheetah » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:22 pm

here is another pic of him...

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Lionspoon » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:57 am

Could I please get you help on the following raptors?

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Juvenile martial eagle?

Photos were taken in KTP earlier this month.

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread postby Andreas_79 » Sun May 08, 2011 11:02 am

@ Leeukos: your photo from Malelane gate with the blue sky in the background is brilliant. :clap:

@ flying cheetah: excellant photos - funny the one without the head but even funnier the glance on the other one. :thumbs_up:

We saw three martial eagles along the S126 in April - two adults (to far away for a photo) and this juvenile:

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Does anyone when the eyes start to turn yellowish? And does anyone know how to estimate the age of a juvenile?
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