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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby JenB » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:06 am

What would you clever guys say this is? :hmz:
Seen at Ndumo in January.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Niall » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:18 am

@ JenB - that looks mighty like a European Honey-Buzzard to me!

Check: http://www.niall.co.za/Species/Fam-ACCIPITERS.htm and click on the link to Honey-Buzzard.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby JenB » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:34 am

I have to admit that is one I have not thought of Niall! 8)

According to the Raptor guide it spends much time within the cover of trees. We found it in very dense riverine forest. It flew out, sat in the open for a minute or two and disappeared back into the foliage so that part fits.
I certainly do not mind it being a European Honey-Buzzard! :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:55 am

Great sighting and pic Jen! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Buzzard: European Honey

Unread postby JenB » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:17 am

Juvenile. :)
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Re: Buzzard: European Honey

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:54 am

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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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wildtuinman » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:10 pm

Where and when did you photograph the birds, cfraser?

3. Tough to say from the photo but I am leaning towards Immature Brown Snake-Eagle
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:18 pm

Where & when is important for 1-4.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby cfraser » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:55 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:Where & when is important for 1-4.


:thumbs_up:

updated original post with dates taken within the Kruger!

Shoe.....i need some more practice identifying these guys! haha :big_eyes:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:47 am

wildtuinman wrote:Where and when did you photograph the birds, cfraser?

3. Tough to say from the photo but I am leaning towards Immature Brown Snake-Eagle.


Any other angles on #3?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:55 am

Agree with WTM on 3. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MattAxel » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:02 pm

Some tricky ones here, but I'm going to give it a bash. I haven't checked any books yet, and these are just first impressions:

3. My first impression here was Euro Honey Buzzard, but I could be totally off. Would like to see another angle.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MattAxel » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:04 pm

#3 looks like it has a yellow cere, which would rule out Brown Snake-Eagle.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby cfraser » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:57 pm

excellent work guys! I was way of course haha! :big_eyes:

I cannot give you exact details of the locations, as they were taken by my father.

However, in January 2013 he was staying at Tamboti, LS and Pkop (So more South of the Park)

and the pictures taken in April 2012 were more Central/North of the Park towards Tamboti and Mopani


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