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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby charbel » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:15 am

Dear 'mites,
Is this a Black-chested snake-eagle?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:28 am

It does look like it could be a Black-chested Snake Eagle to me, charbel. :thumbs_up:

arks - I would guess a Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk - which is endemic to that area. Hopefully more mites would come along to help confirm that. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Albert » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:28 am

Bushbuddies wrote:

arks - I would guess a Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk - which is endemic to that area. Hopefully more mites would come along to help confirm that. :thumbs_up:


@ arks: definitely Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk. They are quite common in the Stellenbosch area, and I would hazard a guess that a large proportion of the raptors that end up with the guys at Spier are either these birds or African Goshawks. The juveniles of the latter species seem particularly adept at getting themselves into trouble. We "rescued" one from my garden about 2 years ago; I still have the scars of the puncture marks on my thumb....
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby hilda » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:53 am

I agree with Bushbuddies' ID Charbel, it looks like a juvenile Black-chested Snake Eagle. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby arks » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:59 pm

Thanks for the ID, Bushbuddies and Albert :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby charbel » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:05 pm

Thanks for the ID, Bushbuddies and Hilda!

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby isinkwe » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:42 pm

Can anyone help with this please
The photograph was taken on 29 December 2015 in the late afternoon (5.41 PM)in the Modimolle ( Nylstroom) area ( about 2 hours north of Pretoria) an arid savannah area according to my book.
I am thinking maybe a juvenile Garbar Goshawk or a juvenile Shrika ( Little Banded Goshawk) , but then again , Little Sparrow Hawk (juvenile) keeps interfering with my attempt to get correct ID. I would really appreciate your help here. :D :thumbs_up: I am most likely way off with my guesses :redface:
Not the best photograph , it was quite a distance away

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So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby hilda » Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:09 pm

isinkwe wrote:Its all Hilda's fault


:lol: :lol: But you are glad I did it Isinkwe, because I know you are enjoying every minute of ID-ing birds on the challenges! :dance: :dance:

I would say this one is a juvenile Gabar Goshawk, but let's wait for an expert to give you the correct ID. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Ladybirder » Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:26 pm

I agree with Hilda

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby isinkwe » Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:21 pm

Thank You Hilda and Ladybirder for your help, quite pleased my first guess was the correct one :D
Yes Hilda , I am really enjoying the bird ID challengers , a great way to learn , I am quite surprised that more people don't look at them and have a go. Maybe they don't know that the answers are confidential and not broadcast on the forum :hmz:
I hate it when the voices in my head go silent.......I never know what they are planning. :roll:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby hilda » Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:48 pm

isinkwe wrote:Maybe they don't know that the answers are confidential and not broadcast on the forum


I'm not sure about this Isinkwe, because I always explain to them that they need not put their results on the forum, and the CM only post their scores to them per PM, and not on the forum. Maybe they are just shy! :D
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