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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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Lionspoon » Tue May 10, 2011 6:03 pm

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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Trevor Hardaker » Tue May 10, 2011 9:51 pm

Lionspoon,

Your first bird is certainly a juvenile Martial Eagle.
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Wahlberg's Eagle?

Unread postby bondm » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:40 pm

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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Re: Wahlberg's Eagle?

Unread postby michel367 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:03 pm

I would still go for a Martial.

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Re: Wahlberg's Eagle?

Unread postby Sprocky » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:11 pm

michel367 wrote:I would still go for a Martial.


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

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Re: Wahlberg's Eagle?

Unread postby walt3 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:13 pm

Look at those claws and beak. Beautifull!

Definitely teenage Martial. :)

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Re: Wahlberg's Eagle?

Unread postby Imberbe » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:28 pm

No mistaking that one ... classic immature martial.

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Re: Wahlberg's Eagle?

Unread postby MattAxel » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:42 pm

Definitely a Martial. The main characteristic here is the grey cere, Wahlberg's would have a yellow cere.


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