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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by MattAxel » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:02 pm

Some tricky ones here, but I'm going to give it a bash. I haven't checked any books yet, and these are just first impressions:

5. Definitely Brown Snake-Eagle.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by cfraser » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:57 pm

excellent work guys! I was way of course haha! :big_eyes:

I cannot give you exact details of the locations, as they were taken by my father.

However, in January 2013 he was staying at Tamboti, LS and Pkop (So more South of the Park)

and the pictures taken in April 2012 were more Central/North of the Park towards Tamboti and Mopani

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by cfraser » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:11 pm

cfraser wrote:Hi Guys

I have a couple tester's for you:

DEFINATELY BROWN SNAKE EAGLE

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Taken in Kruger - April 2012

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Re: Eagle, Brown Snake

Unread post by Johann » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:09 pm

On the H1-1, September 2012
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Gilbertr14 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:02 pm

Hello Guys

Just came back from Kruger. Satata, Tamboti, Pretoriuskop area, got a few unknowns and confirmations.

5. - Lower Sabie
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by MattAxel » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:05 pm

Okay I haven't checked any books or references yet, but here is what I get at first glance:

5. Brown Snake-Eagle

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:34 pm

When we saw this raptor in Kruger end of May this year, my first thoughts were Brown Snake Eagle but so pale?
so I deduced ? juvenile
but now wondering if its not juv Black-chested SE?
Can anyone confirm please.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by anne-marie » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:48 pm

I saw yours in your TR Elsa, and also had a look at my bird book

both are in Kruger... but I will incline for a juvenile Brown... Snake-Eagle :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by charbel » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:57 pm

I also think it is a brown-snake eagle...
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:11 am

Thanks AM and Charbel, :thumbs_up:
my thoughts too but I just wanted to make sure as even the bird guides say the juveniles can be confusing.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:45 pm

:hmz: I was leaning towards BCSE, but with my recent track record I would rather shaddup! :whistle:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:47 pm

Now you see my confusion as well BB! :doh:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Deedub » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:39 pm

Hi folks

Please could some kind person help ID these 2 birds - both seen in the Satara area in December 2013.

I've looked in my Roberts and Newmans books but clearly I'm useless at bird IDs :D

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I hope the photo sizes are OK, I did resize the pics.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by anne-marie » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:56 pm

Snake-Eagle... :hmz: Brown Snake-Eagle
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Deedub » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:16 pm

Thanks, Anne-Marie! I can see that I'm going to have to invest in more bird books - I saw so many new birds in Kruger that I don't know where to start!
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