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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:38 pm 
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Thanks Batmad :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Thanks Imberbe .... another tick :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Falcon, Amur
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Kruger, mid March 2010:
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 Post subject: Re: Falcon, Amur
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Male Amur Falcon seen in Kruger in Feb this year.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Can anyone please help with this Falcon. I think it is an Amur Falcon but not sure about the white showing on the flanks. Seen on the Dullstroom area - De Berg Road. Sorry about the quality of the photo :(
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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The white underwing is a good indication of a male Amur Falcon Tilandi :D


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Tilandi, thumbs up for you.One can just, and using a bit of imagination, see the chestnut vent.Did you have a nice trip?


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Definite Amur. I birded that area 2 weeks ago and that place was full of Amurs. Never seen so many in my life.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:20 pm 
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Have just returned from a couple of days in the Wilderness Park - what a lovely place for birding, but again, the raptors have me confused.

These falcons we saw on the wires on the gravel, back road between Wilderness and Karatara.

Looking in my book, I am tentatively saying an Amur Falcon (male and female), but there may actually be different ones. Each time we stopped the car, they would fly off, so the photos are really not good, but I am sure that I can rely on the experts who are used to IDing my blurred photos. I have given you a selection if that makes it any easier. We also saw a stunning Black Shouldered Kite on the same wires.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Well if I said it was not a Eastern Red-footed Falcon (Amur) you would be most unhappy. So well done as that is what they are. Nice famly party too. M & F.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Thanks a lot Maxwell!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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taken close to Lanseria in the cradle area.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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That looks like the first Amur (female) falcon of the summer. Nice one!


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 Post subject: Re: Falcon, Amur
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I saw my first Amur falcon of this season on Monday, 25 November, a lone male bird, along the St Anderton - Leandra road. This is the earliest I have ever seen one returning for its SA hols.

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 Post subject: 95773
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We went away last weekend in search of 95773. For those of you who know about 95773 please bear with me as I am hoping to be interactive with this and create awareness about this bird and the dangers she faces.

:naughty: You not allowed to google 95773 :wink:

95773 is a remarkable bird and makes an amazing journey every year. She comes to South Africa every year and each January her return is celebrated like the new year :D

Have I got your attention.

We got some good photos and videos that I will share with you. We have been meaning to do this for some time and finally got round to it. Nothing that we read and heard about this could prepare us for what we saw.

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So who is 95773 :hmz: and what is so remarkable about her :hmz:

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