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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Lionspoon » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:52 pm

Barcud :yaya:

Thank you for your response!

BCSE was my initial feeling as well, but isn't the lighter patch a bit too far up for that?
(Although, I wouldn't have the faintest idea what else it could be then...)
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Barcud » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:19 pm

Hi LS,

There is a pale form of the imm. BCSE that shows white or pale areas as seen in your photos. The size of the head in relation to the body also point at one of the Snake-eagles. Although I'm not positive with this one, I'm fairly certain it's BCSE.

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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Lionspoon » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:29 pm

Thank you for the additional explanation! :gflower:

BCSE it is then. :wink:
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Dabchick » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:07 am

I'm not convinced that it is a BCSE.

Have you guys considered a sub-adult (not immature) martial eagle? And if it's not a martial, why not?

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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Ladybirder » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:32 am

It is a bit far but the legs doesn't look feathered to me.( second photo)

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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Maxwell » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:57 am

My guess would be a Black Kite from the stance and short legs.
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Lionspoon » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:46 pm

Dabchick wrote:I'm not convinced that it is a BCSE.
Have you guys considered a sub-adult (not immature) martial eagle? And if it's not a martial, why not?

I did when I first saw it but then found the size relative to other critters too small for a martial. :?

Maxwell wrote:My guess would be a Black Kite from the stance and short legs.

What about the whitish patch at the throat? Are there forms of BK that have that?
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Maxwell » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:01 pm

Is it a whitish patch or just a highlight of the sun? Hard to say but the stance and short legs do it for me.
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby ross hawkins » Thu May 31, 2012 7:04 pm

I would hazard a guess on either Yellow-billed Kite or Black Kite. The stance of the bird is my reasoning. The BCSE would be standing a lot taller and as for Martial, this bird is too small for him

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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:02 pm

Guys, what is this?

link to bird on Satara cam
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby DuQues » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:11 pm

Tawny eagle (Aquila rapax).
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby vinkie » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:23 pm

DuQues wrote:Tawny eagle (Aquila rapax).


It's still a young one isn't it?
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby in the north » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:09 am

Good morning bird people. :D
Anyone help ID?

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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby Lionspoon » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:59 am

Could that be a water thick knee in the foreground? :hmz:

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in the north, the second one is a redwinged starling, I think.
But no clue on the others. Sorry. :?
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Re: Help ID birds on the Webcams

Unread postby in the north » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:32 am

hi, I think it looks Dikkop Water (Burhinus vermiculatus). :)
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