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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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I don't think it's an eagle because it doesn't appear to have fully feathered legs. Perhaps some sort of buzzard ...... ? :hmz:


Good observation, but ... :wink:

Every rule has an exception. Fish Eagles, because of their fish eating habit, do not have fully feathered legs.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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And again I have learned some very interesting details on this thread! Thank you all :dance: :thumbs_up:

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Imberbe wrote:
arks wrote:
I don't think it's an eagle because it doesn't appear to have fully feathered legs. Perhaps some sort of buzzard ...... ? :hmz:


Good observation, but ... :wink:

Every rule has an exception. Fish Eagles, because of their fish eating habit, do not have fully feathered legs.

Thanks, Imberbe, always good to learn something new :redface: :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Eagle, African Fish
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Saw this on Sunday the 5th. Can someone ID what is in it's claw. Looks like a snail,a real big one.

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 Post subject: Re: Eagle, African Fish
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Another look a this catch,which was taken from the Lower Sabie river. The photos are from the LS bridge.It must be some sort of molluse soft bodied hard-shelled animal.Fresh water snail is my guess. but did not think they got to this size.
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 Post subject: Re: Eagle, African Fish
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 Post subject: Re: Eagle, African Fish
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 Post subject: Re: Eagle, African Fish
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Another fish eagle at Lake Panic.
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what a nice bird, and beautiful pictures :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Eagle, African Fish
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Sunning image gran can :clap: :clap:

Can you may be please also upload the image in the Lake panic gallery...:wink:


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Happy to transfer it [tho' don't know how] but I don't think we're supposed to post the same pic on different threads.
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 Post subject: Re: Eagle, African Fish
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Granjan, as long as the photo is not in the same topic twice then you can post as many times as you like :lol:

Your photo would make a lovely addition to the Lake Panic topic.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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This was taken from very far away in poor light, so may be impossible to ID and I really don't have any idea what it might be. Seen late afternoon along Darling Hills Road on 17 May 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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...and judging from the wing shape I'd say it was going like a Boeing!

Best guess osprey?

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:hmz: looks a lot like the osprey I saw in WCNP in Feb arks.

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