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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Knapie » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:09 pm

Thanks DD!

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Unread post by MichaelWildtuin » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:36 pm

Hi, I need a lot of help identifying birds! I've got lots and lots of birds that need identification! But I´ll start with 14. I'd be very glad if you could help me. It would also help if you get tell me how you identified them.
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All of them were seen in the south of Kruger.

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Unread post by pantera leo » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:34 pm

5. & 6. Brown Snake-Eagle

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Unread post by Barcud » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:41 pm

Hi Mwt,

No.5 & 6 - Brown Snake-eagle - Distinctive shape and posture.

Hope this helps.

Just seen PL's post as I hit the submit button. I think you have them all now between us :D

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Unread post by pantera leo » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:43 pm

Thanks for confirming Barcud! :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by onewithnature » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:23 pm

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Great learning thread this! Thanks PL and Barcud! :clap: I actually got the Brown-Snake Eagle right, but didn't have the confidence to go ahead and ID it. Now I feel inspired!! :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by pantera leo » Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:45 pm

What's the worst that can happen OWN? You can get an ID wrong but at least you tried and then if someone corrects you go and see why they said so. This way you will learn so much faster and it will stick much easier if you put a bit of work into it! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by kitefarrago » Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:03 pm

Some more raptors from my stay in Kruger NP in August this year. We only visited the southern half of the park, so that's where these pictures are from once more.

Once again I'm new to birdwatching and I don't feel that confident with raptor id, in particular with immature birds.

The first bird strikes me as a clearly a brown snake eagle, but I've become a bit unsure because of not feeling confident about the others.

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The next picture is of low quality (cropped from a much bigger one) and from a poor angle, but maybe there's still somebody willing to have a go?

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Thanks for your help. A couple of birds to go...

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Unread post by Barcud » Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:05 pm

Hi Kitefarrago,

Welcome to the Forum.

Just seen your other pics - Brown Snake-eagle for the first two. :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Imberbe » Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:09 pm

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by MikeGoss » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:04 am

Hullo all, been referred her by the Stiffnecks Birding Forum

I wonder if someone could please id this raptor for me


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Consensus on the Birding Forum tags it as one of the Snake Eagles.


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Unread post by davejenny » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:14 am

Brown Snake-Eagle :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by ross hawkins » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:20 am

Brown Snake Eagle :)

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Unread post by charbel » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:19 pm

Hi Ross,
Thanks. I do not have the book with me here, but a friend who traveled with me to KNP has. I'll take a look.

About the snake eagle, it is indeed Brown Snake Eagle. Nice pic.

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Unread post by Elsa » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:30 pm

I would also like some help with this raptor that we saw in Kruger last month.
It was sitting high in a tree and calling.
Initially I thought Brown Snake Eagle but the call was wrong, am wondering if it could be Bat Hawk altho the call is very similar to how my book describes the Dark Chanting Goshawk's?
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