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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Wed May 23, 2012 10:12 am

:lol:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Leeukos » Wed May 23, 2012 10:38 am

PeterPM wrote:
Leeukos wrote:
This photo was taken in November 2012 in the southern parts of the Kruger National Park.



Hey Leeukos, you have seen the future! What's it like?



:doh: :doh:

Well, I can tell you there was at least one Tawny Eagle in the future...
"A roaring lion kills no game."
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by adrianp » Wed May 23, 2012 11:23 am

And by the look of the tawny's crop, there ain't going to be any famine either :whistle:

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Re: Eagle, Tawny

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:30 pm

Sorry about the wrong ID above :lol:

Tawny in KTP

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Re: Eagle, Tawny

Unread post by Crested Val » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:51 pm

What amazing photos Jan. :clap: :clap: :clap:

When I saw the thread, I thought "Oh yes, I have a nice Tawny photo, I'll post it!!"
That is until I saw your photos!!! I'm not going to follow that!! :redface:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Tilandi » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:16 pm

Kgalagadi during June 2012

Is this a Tawny Eagle?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by adrianp » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:26 pm

yes :thumbs_up:

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Re: Eagle, Tawny

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:47 pm

Images from our December 2011 trip to KTP...


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Re: Eagle, Tawny

Unread post by Crested Val » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:15 pm

More lovely photos Jan. :clap:

This one was seen in October on the H14..........we watched it stealing a Bataleur's lunch!! :naughty:

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Re: Eagle, Tawny

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:53 pm

Tx for the comment

Wonderful sighting and image :clap: ....hope you also got a image of him steeling the lunch :)

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Re: Eagle, Tawny

Unread post by granjan » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:56 pm

I was quite surprised when I reviewed this pic taken in April to see that this eagle was blind in the right eye.
Despite this, it appears to have a full crop!

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Re: Eagle, Tawny

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:08 pm

Great image and rare sighting with the eye......may be had a fight with a Bateleur...

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by WackoRhino » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:33 am

Dear experts,

I have posted my trip report about KTP http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=64645
and there is still one raptor that has no ID

Thanks for helpin' :D

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:17 pm

I will go for Pale form Tawny Eagle...

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Great Dane » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:13 pm

A couple Eagles from June 2011. Fighting over food in the fields near the Tihongonyeni waterhole (Mopani area).

First one I think is Tawny Eagle, but quite a few look very similar. What should one look for positive ID ?

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TIA, Michael
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