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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby granjan » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:37 pm

I|saw this bird near Lower Sabie at the end of October and thought it was a juvenile fish eagle but the bright yellow eye has me confused. I D would be really appreciated.I wondered about a juvenile snake eagle but the bill looks too heavy.Hoped it might be a young osprey but I don't think so, really.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby WELSH_ASH » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:50 pm

First look says Osprey to me too but I think it may be a juvy Martial. But I will let the experts give you the right answer! :wink:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:20 pm

:hmz: what about a Black-chested Snake-Eagle
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby granjan » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:31 pm

A real mystery to me! Thanks for your replies.
I wondered about a juv martial eagle, MA but the legs look bare.....................
I wondered about a juv Blackchested snake eagle, AM but the beak looks heavy and sasol says light brown underparts...............

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:40 pm

but not a lot of juvenils with big yellow eyes :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby granjan » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:43 pm

Good point Anna-Marie. [ i'm still secretly hoping it might be an osprey.........]

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Ferdelance » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:09 pm

I'm also no expert but I think what is causing problems here is that this bird may be wet and the feathers are showing some of the dawn feathers...therefore giving the bird a whiter appearance than usual. That said the featherless grey Tarsis and yellow eye point to the snake eagle family! It looks like a Juv bird so I would say either Black chested snake eagle or Brown Snake eagle. I still tend to say more likely a Brown Snake eagle Juv...
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:17 am

Ferdelance is correct. Immature Brown Snake-Eagle.

Saw this one near Shimuwini earlier this year.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby anne-marie » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:13 am

thank you :D
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby granjan » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:55 pm

Thanks, WTM!

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Re: Eagle, Brown Snake

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Ludwig » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:39 pm

Hello,

please can anyone help me to identify this bird.


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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:04 am

Brown snake eagle.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Ludwig » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:21 pm

Thank you Bush Baptist!

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby cfraser » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:50 pm

Hi Guys

I have a couple tester's for you:

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