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Identification Help - Raptors

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Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:09 pm Unread post
Dear Birders,
Please take note that this topic is regularly “cleaned” by moving the posts of a specific bird that has been positively ID-ed to the specific bird topic for all to use when trying to ID their bird sightings, and also to read all the interesting discussions about the birds while ID-ing them.
Should it be impossible for anybody to give a positive ID for a bird for some reason or another, it will be taken out, because it serves no purpose.
Go to Index to Birds Index to Birds and find the topic of the bird you are looking for.
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Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:03 am Unread post
Although many of them are large raptors can be tricky to identify especially the brown ones and the young ones. If you have a photo of a raptore which you battle to identify, this is the place to post it.

Remember only Raptors here. If you need a LBJ identified go here and for all other birds you can go here.


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I just want to thank all of the forumites who post their photos of Raptors, and all of the experts and experienced birders who take the time to assist in the identification of these wonderful airborne predators. You have helped my SO and I to become better at identification, and have provided a lot of enjoyment during the major part of the year when we can't be in a South African paradise. Keep up the great work that you all do! :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:08 pm Unread post
This is a great site for IDing birds!


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Mon May 09, 2011 9:12 pm Unread post
I recently attended a public lecture at the National Zoo, Boom Street, Pretoria, on this magnificent group of birds. The topic was 'Birds of Prey: their identification and behaviour' and the presenter was Ulrich Oberprieler. This lecture informed us on how to differentiate between the various species, how to get to know the specific groups, their habitat preferences and interesting behaviours. It was such an excellent lecture, well presented, outstanding photos, logical and systematic approach with a very good touch of humor. Not a moment of boredom. (An in-depth 3-day course is planned in June / July 2011)

The lecture was followed by a most enjoyable bring and braai, with them supplying fires, tables and chairs - for only R50.00 per person at the time - a fantastic outing in the middle of a city with the calls nocturnal animals and the sight of sleeping penguins around one. Highly recommended.
If you are not living in, or close to, Pretoria, take heart - buy Ulrich's raptor identification guide - The raptor guide of Southern Africa, Authors: Burger Cillie; Ulrich Oberprieler (and/or the Bird guide of Southern Africa by : B. Cillie and U. Oberprieler) available at leading bookstores or http://www.kalahari.net

For information on future lectures contact: Tel: 012 339 2700 / e-mail: info@nzg.ac.za,
or Rubeena Sampson on Tel: 012 339 2775 / e-mail: rubeena@nzg.ac.za.

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(oh! why did I choose this 'alias' ? Bateleur would have been far more appropriate for this topic :doh: - except of course if we are talking insects...)


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Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:27 am Unread post
:yaya: ...Need help to ID the younger bird with the Bateleur please...could it possibly be a juvenile Bateleur??

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Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:12 am Unread post
Difficult to say because the photo doesn't show the head of the bird properly but I would say it could be a Tawny Eagle.


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Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:15 am Unread post
Thanks DotDan :thumbs_up: Unfortunately only have a video of this sighting :wall:


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Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:09 am Unread post
Definitely not a juv bateleur.

But what it is who knows?? Can't see the legs which would help.


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DotDan wrote
Difficult to say because the photo doesn't show the head of the bird properly but I would say it could be a Tawny Eagle.

Have taken some more video screen shots ...where the head is more visible...unfortunately this is the best I could get from the video. :)
Bush Baptist wrote
Definitely not a juv bateleur.
But what it is who knows?? Can't see the legs which would help.

Thanks BB :thumbs_up: Not sure with the extra 2 pics is it is perhaps possible to ID???

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Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:33 am Unread post
Hi Forumites
This raptor looked easy.... but without my guides, as I am traveling, I am struggling with it... Can someone help?

It was seen in KTP, near Mata Mata, June 2013.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:21 am Unread post
rock kestrel perhaps?


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Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:30 am Unread post
:thumbs_up:


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Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:31 am Unread post
Agreed. Trrp, your one is bothering me.

Where did you see it and when? that might give us some more clues, or eliminations.


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Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:52 am Unread post
Can anyone help me with this bird, I think it may be a juvenile African Crowned Eagle. It was photographed on 5 August 2014 in the Kruger Park near Nkulu picnic site. It was being chased by a mature Martial Eagle which was noticeably smaller than this bird. Thank you in advance.

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having a look through another book, it now does not look like a juvenile African crowned eagle at all :wall: but more like a juvenile martial eagle :hmz:


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