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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.

Ps. If you need more pic's of the same bird, just ask.

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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 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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Unread post by MattAxel » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:53 pm

Hi Elsa

My first impression of your bird was that its an adult dark morph European Honey Buzzard. The shape, eye and call are all right for Honey Buzzard. Lets hear what the others have to say. It would be a great sighting if it is a Honey Buzzard.

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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:07 am

Elsa wrote:
Initially I thought Brown Snake Eagle but the call was wrong


First impressions are more often right than wrong, Elsa. Don't let the call throw you... Rem: the collection of bird calls commercially available by no means contains the entire repertoire of every specie. However, the voice pitch is perfect for BSE.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:11 am

Thanks for the replies and help with the ID Matt & JvR. :thumbs_up:

Sometimes I wonder if I will ever "get there" when the calls vary so much from what the bird guides books say! :doh: :lol:
I thought I had that particular bird nailed. :wink:

WTM has also confirmed it as a BSE.

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Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:23 pm

Elsa,

Here is your pic with more highlights, :thumbs_up: Brown Snake-Eagle, the whitish bare legs and bright yellow eye are all clues but the tail is short so that the wings reach its tip (you can see that on the pic), Honey-Buzzard has a longer tail with broad black barring, and shorter wings to tail..


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