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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MattAxel » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:00 pm

Rookie the bird is a Tawny Eagle.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby adrianp » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:18 am

:thumbs_up: Agree with Matt!

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby ice » Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:50 pm

me again - Tawny? or Wahlberg's?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Veldseun » Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:08 pm

ice wrote:me again - Tawny? or Wahlberg's?

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/685/bild1fo.png/

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby ice » Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:31 pm

thanks, veldseun

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby mel123 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:50 pm

I agree with Tawny. The nostril is more oval and more prominent, whereas with Wahlberg it should be more round and small. Good tip I learned here on the forums. :clap:

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:11 pm

Please can I have some help with the ID of this raptor seen in Kruger in Feb this year.
Maybe a pale Wahlberg's?
The bird was quite some distance away so this was the best we could get at full zoom.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Leeukos » Tue May 22, 2012 8:15 pm

Hi, I am not 100% sure, but I think this is a Tawny Eagle.

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This photo was taken in November 2012 in the southern parts of the Kruger National Park.

Reasons for Tawny:
* Big and powerful looking Eagle.
* Eye is light brown.
* Mouth ending below the eye.
* Feather colour is Orange - brown.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MattAxel » Tue May 22, 2012 9:29 pm

Leeukos it really doesn't look like you need any help here!!
It sure is a Tawny :thumbs_up:

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Re: Eagle, Tawny

Unread postby Leeukos » Wed May 23, 2012 7:37 am

A Tawny Eagle near Malelane Gate in the Kruger National Park.

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Re: Eagle, Tawny

Unread postby Leeukos » Wed May 23, 2012 7:38 am

A Tawny Eagle near Malelane Gate in the Kruger National Park.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby PeterPM » Wed May 23, 2012 9:33 am

Leeukos wrote:
This photo was taken in November 2012 in the southern parts of the Kruger National Park.



Hey Leeukos, you have seen the future! What's it like?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby DotDan » Wed May 23, 2012 10:12 am

:lol:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Leeukos » Wed May 23, 2012 10:38 am

PeterPM wrote:
Leeukos wrote:
This photo was taken in November 2012 in the southern parts of the Kruger National Park.



Hey Leeukos, you have seen the future! What's it like?



:doh: :doh:

Well, I can tell you there was at least one Tawny Eagle in the future...
"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby adrianp » Wed May 23, 2012 11:23 am

And by the look of the tawny's crop, there ain't going to be any famine either :whistle:


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