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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:54 am 
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Thanks everybody for your help :D
@ deefstes.. I think I like that Buzzard idea. I was looking through the buzzards myself but seeing that I could not find an exact match I was not sure.

but now I have lightened and cropped my photos even more...so really really shocking quality but now I am wondering about a juvenile Pallid Harrier or Montagu's Harrier. :hmz: I myself have not ever see these two birds in the park but there have been quite a few sightings recently...so I was just wondering.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Caracal wrote:
but now I am wondering about a juvenile Pallid Harrier or Montagu's Harrier. :hmz:
No, trust me, it's a Buzzard.

Harriers have much more slender bodies, not nearly as vicious a bill or talons as this bird and are just generally different looking birds. All I can say is that, once you have seen a Harrier, you will not make the same mistake again. They really are different looking birds altogether.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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but now I am wondering about a juvenile Pallid Harrier or Montagu's Harrier. :hmz:
No, trust me, it's a Buzzard.

Harriers have much more slender bodies, not nearly as vicious a bill or talons as this bird and are just generally different looking birds. All I can say is that, once you have seen a Harrier, you will not make the same mistake again. They really are different looking birds altogether.


Then I am happy with a juvenile Jackal Buzzard.....as I said I did think it was a buzzard in the first place..I just didn't expect it to be so difficult to ID...and it is another tick for me for the KTP :D
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Sorry deefstes, the SBS I was referring to was the vagrant saddle billed stork, seen recently at Kwang.

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Sorry deefstes, the SBS I was referring to was the vagrant saddle billed stork, seen recently at Kwang.

Haha, that would make better sense yes. Still a brilliant sighting for KTP though.

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I ditto jacliz's comments :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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thanks RJ, here's another one: wahlberg's?!

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Pleasure Ice :thumbs_up: ......The unfeathered legs rules out any eagle.....looks like Jackal Buzzard to me.

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 Post subject: Identification Help - Raptors
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Guys, I want to throw a rock in the bush here... RJ, sorry to rain on your parade, but I'm not so sure about the ID of the Jackal Buzzard. Not saying you're wrong, just questioning...

IMHO:

The "Jackal Buzzard" of ice is rather a Steppe Buzzard, possibly sub-adult with that lightish eye.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Not a prblem Moegaai :lol: :lol:

As for the Buzzard, which definately is a buzzard....Your rock again has rattled the leaves, although something about it says Juv. Jackal Buzzard (which i've never seen, just going on photos seen in the past) :redface: Things say Steppe Buzzard too..... :wall:

Juv. Jackal Buzzard (Has the barring in wing panel)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3256/265 ... 696f_b.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Adult Steppe Buzzard (looks familiar) :D
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3630/338 ... 941b_b.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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not sure if this will help (the bird in question did not really move) but here's another shot

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Morning guys, okay, I think we've agreed. After ice posted the new pic, I agree with RJ's original call that it's a Jackal Buzzard juv. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Moegaai wrote:
Morning guys, okay, I think we've agreed Elsa's is a Wahlberg's, and after ice posted the new pic, I agree with RJ's original call that it's a Jackal Buzzard juv. :thumbs_up:


*heavy sigh

I have already had the narrator of my corresponding DVD tell the audience that this is indeed a jackal buzzard - I'm glad I don't have to re-write his script :)


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - Raptors
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Seen 3 weeks ago in Bontebok NP. Is this a black harrier or a jackal buzzard?

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