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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:41 am

I apologise for misleading you charbel. The booted in my Sasol looks pretty much like the lighter bird in your pic, and the wings look narrow to me, but I have seen lots of tawnies in KTP and not ID'ed any booteds there.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by charbel » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:23 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:I apologise for misleading you charbel. The booted in my Sasol looks pretty much like the lighter bird in your pic, and the wings look narrow to me, but I have seen lots of tawnies in KTP and not ID'ed any booteds there.


No problem, it looked pretty much like a booted as depicted in my guide too. But biogeographical data do not fit really. And Tawny Eagles were really a usual sighting in KTP.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by ndloti » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:32 pm

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:45 pm

Whereabouts did you see this bird and what time of year Ndloti?
but my first thoughts pale morph Tawny Eagle.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by ndloti » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:49 pm

Near Tshokwane - April 2001 .
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:10 pm

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by ndloti » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:06 pm

:thumbs_up:
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Is this a Tawny?

Unread post by Pawps » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:05 am

We saw this raptor along the Sabie River last month and initial ID was a Tawny but the gape seems to go back a bit further than that of a tawny so thought maybe a Steppe?
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Re: Is this a Tawny?

Unread post by DotDan » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:23 am

It looks good for Tawny :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:35 am

Elsa wrote:Please can I have some help with the ID of this raptor seen in Kruger in Feb this year.
Maybe a pale Wahlberg's?
The bird was quite some distance away so this was the best we could get at full zoom.

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Not easy to judge from the photos, but the smallish nostril does make me believe that it could be a pale Wahlberg's. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:50 am

Agree :thumbs_up:

Sho, this was more than a year ago.. :?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:51 pm

Why can it not be a juvenile Tawny, pale form?

The pale form Wahlbergs I have seen all have dark uppers...
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:43 am

I think you may very well be right about this raptor, JVR :hmz:

I had a proper look at now and it does seem to have a robust bill which would be good for Tawny. I think the photos gives the impression that the raptor is smaller than what it really is by the way it is perched.

I also had a look at some of my photos of pale form Tawny and Wahlberg's and here is a pale form Tawny I found last year in the KNP.


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Unread post by whipper » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:49 pm

Hello

Please help me identify these birds taken recently in the park

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by arks » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:20 pm

I'll make a guess:

3. tawny eagle (pale morph)

(also you really should be specific about which park when you ask for ID, as for many formumites, 'the park' is KTP :wink: )
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