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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby arks » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:06 pm

deefstes wrote:
arks wrote:Thanks deefstes and WTM. It actually makes much more sense for it to be an immature juvenile fish eagle :thumbs_up:
Yeah I don't think it's an immature juvenile Fish-Eagle. It's either an immature Fish-Eagle or a juvenile Fish-Eagle :P My money is on immature.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MichaelWildtuin » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:50 pm

Hi, I saw this bird near Shingwedzi. Is it possible to identify this bird?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby deefstes » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:59 pm

MichaelWildtuin wrote:Hi, I saw this bird near Shingwedzi. Is it possible to identify this bird?
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I'll give you a hint; It's not an Osprey... :wink:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MichaelWildtuin » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:29 pm

deefstes wrote:
MichaelWildtuin wrote:Hi, I saw this bird near Shingwedzi. Is it possible to identify this bird?


I'll give you a hint; It's not an Osprey... :wink:


Haha thanks Deefstes.

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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread postby Elsa » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:16 pm

Our latest pic from our trip to Kruger in June this year.
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Re: Eagle, African Fish

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Great sighting and images :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Eagle, African Fish

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An African Fish-Eagle sitting in a tree at Lake Panic close to Skukuza.

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An African Fish-Eagle sitting in a tree at Lake Panic close to Skukuza.

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An African Fish-Eagle sitting in a tree at Lake Panic close to Skukuza.

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Re: Eagle, African Fish

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An African Fish-Eagle sitting in a tree at Lake Panic close to Skukuza.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:02 pm

Guys, I need your help. I don't recognize this raptor we saw in Augrabies. :? My closest guess is the Steppe Buzzard?

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I first though Jackal Buzzard but look at the tail in the first pic. The JB Juvenile doesn't have THAT prominent a band in the tail, does it?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:18 am

GP, If I had to make a call, I would say this is an immature Jackal Buzzard moulting into its adult plumage. This is also probably the reason why it already has a tail band but still has a pale belly. You can see the black head and chest is coming along as well as the dark wings..

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Unread postby adrianp » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:01 pm

DotDan wrote:GP, If I had to make a call, I would say this is an immature Jackal Buzzard moulting into its adult plumage. This is also probably the reason why it already has a tail band but still has a pale belly. You can see the black head and chest is coming along as well as the dark wings..


If I had to make a call (having no idea of size and Giss in flight), I would consider juvenile fish eagle?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:12 pm

You think Adrian? :hmz:


Could be, Immature Fish-Eagles do have a tail band..

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:42 pm

adrianp wrote:
DotDan wrote:GP, If I had to make a call, I would say this is an immature Jackal Buzzard moulting into its adult plumage. This is also probably the reason why it already has a tail band but still has a pale belly. You can see the black head and chest is coming along as well as the dark wings..


If I had to make a call (having no idea of size and Giss in flight), I would consider juvenile fish eagle?


This is an unedited photo of the same bird.
It was made at full 400mm zoom and still shows a pretty large bird. I had a look at the Fish-eagle too and notice 2 things - our bird had a very bulky bill for a buzzard and have a look at the white windows on the wings in this photo. I guess it could be?

But anyway, no new tick so not the end of the world if it's unsure which one it was. :lol:

Thanks for trying anyway!

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