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Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:02 am Unread post
I agree with WTM on the African Goshawk.

Any chance this was seen around Lake Panic or Skuks? I found two juvenile African Goshawks at Lake Panic in Feb.
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Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:10 pm Unread post
Thanks guys, brilliant! :thumbs_up:
and yes if I remember correctly it very well could have been around Lake Panic.


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Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:42 pm Unread post
Hello everyone,

I was hoping you could help me identify this bird. It looks like a raptor, or maybe a vulture?
I saw it a week ago in Postberg in the West Coast National Park. I've looked through my bird book but can't find anything with such an obvious yellow spot!

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Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:56 pm Unread post
The yellow spot is a patagial tag (Used for identification) RUG and the bird looks like a White-headed Vulture, but I am no expert so best wait for someone who really knows!


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Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:35 pm Unread post
Welcome to the forum RUG.

Do you have any more and clearer pictures?

AFAIK there are no vultures in WCNP. Jackal buzzards, black harriers yes and maybe African harrier hawks.


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Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:49 pm Unread post
Ah well, I warned you RUG :lol:


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Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:29 pm Unread post
@rug Looks you have a Verreaux's Eagle, we'll possibly a youngster


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Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:37 pm Unread post
Salamanda, thank you for explaining the yellow bit!

Bush Baptist, I used full zoom on my camera (140 times!) so the other images I have are of the same quality. I've uploaded them in maximum resolution under this link:
http://imgur.com/a/8e3kw


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Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:33 pm Unread post
I think also of a Verreaux's Eagle :wink:


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Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:54 pm Unread post
I looked at your link RUG, and it looks to me like a sub adult jackal buzzard.

Next time please walk 2 km closer and you need not zoom so much.



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Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:16 pm Unread post
Hi All

Rock Kestrel or Lesser Kestrel?

Photographed in the West Coast National Park on 7 September 2014.

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Tnx Hanlie


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Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:36 pm Unread post
female Rock Kestrel for me... with the spots :wink:


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Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:10 am Unread post
Agree on Rock Kestrel :thumbs_up:
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