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 Post subject: Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle
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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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 Post subject: Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle
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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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 Post subject: Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle
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Here is one of mine...the headless Martial :D

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 Post subject: Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle
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here is another pic of him...

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 Post subject: Identification Help - Raptors
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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.

Thanks! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle
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@ 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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Lionspoon wrote:
Could I please get you help on the following raptors?

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Juvenile martial eagle?

Thanks! :D


May I ask again? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Lionspoon,

Your first bird is certainly a juvenile Martial Eagle.

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 Post subject: Wahlberg's Eagle?
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Hi there. I took this picture in the Kruger last December and initially thought it was an immature Martial eagle but now I'm not sure. Looking in Newman's it appears to be a pale morph of a Wahlberg's eagle. Can anyone confirm this.Image I always thought Wahlberg's eagles were darker coloured. Bondm


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 Post subject: Re: Wahlberg's Eagle?
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I would still go for a Martial.


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 Post subject: Re: Wahlberg's Eagle?
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michel367 wrote:
I would still go for a Martial.


Me to, and the Wahlberg's has a very square tail.


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 Post subject: Re: Wahlberg's Eagle?
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Look at those claws and beak. Beautifull!

Definitely teenage Martial. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Wahlberg's Eagle?
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No mistaking that one ... classic immature martial.

You should remember it being a huge bird ...

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 Post subject: Re: Wahlberg's Eagle?
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Definitely a Martial. The main characteristic here is the grey cere, Wahlberg's would have a yellow cere.


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