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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:29 pm

Thanks Lizet!

I see now that I should trust my first instincts but as I said it was the call that put me off. :wink:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by MichaelWildtuin » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:19 pm

Hi!
Any idea what this bird is?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:26 pm

MichaelWildtuin wrote:Hi!
Any idea what this bird is?

Michael, can you please tell us where and when you saw this raptor? That will help with possible IDs for it.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by ross hawkins » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:40 pm

Michaelwildtuin - A Brown Snake-eagle possibly

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Maxwell » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:01 pm

I agree. Brown Snake-Eagle. Everything fits except I can't see the feet.

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Unread post by Micetta » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:18 pm

Don't know Maxwell, you were the one she kissed, not me :lol:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by MichaelWildtuin » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:55 pm

arks wrote:
MichaelWildtuin wrote:Hi!
Any idea what this bird is?

Michael, can you please tell us where and when you saw this raptor? That will help with possible IDs for it.


I knew I had forgotten something! :doh: It was in Kruger, so probably is a brown snake eagle :)

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by anne-marie » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:02 pm

and this one... around Lower Sabie 3.5.2011
I think of a Black Harrier, because ... very dark, barred tail, yellow eyes, no feather in the legs... but the nose... :hmz: maybe a juvenil

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Micetta » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:25 pm

Why not a brown snake eagle?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by lettuceleaf711 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:31 pm

i'm with micetta

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Maxwell » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:55 pm

Look at the legs, Anne-marie. Look at the legs. Not yellow but grey. Large head, big eye.
Brown Snake-Eagle.
Not very Brown in the first shot but the 2nd one clinches it.
Sorry! No tick for the Black-Harrier.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by anne-marie » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:26 pm

:hmz: you are 3...
yes grey legs...
so not a Harrier...

but not convinced... very dark and not the specific head for a Snake Eagle... a Brown...
I have many more pictures... I'll see again my pictures :redface:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:57 am

Maxwell wrote:Look at the legs, Anne-marie. Look at the legs. Not yellow but grey. Large head, big eye.
Brown Snake-Eagle.
Not very Brown in the first shot but the 2nd one clinches it.
Sorry! No tick for the Black-Harrier.



Besides the fact that you won't easily find, if at all, a Black Harrier in the Kruger.

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Unread post by anne-marie » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:51 am

I incline myself ... sorry
and again a big thank you :gflower:
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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:44 pm

Guys, I am ready to take the next tentative step in my little birding life and try and ID these confusing raptors :roll:

Is this a Brown Snake Eagle?
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