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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby johanclassen » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:15 am

Thanks Karin Mitton and Sandeep for your input. Appreciate. :)

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:29 am

Agree with all the raptor id's, including that of the immature Verreaux's Eagle.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby johanclassen » Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:21 pm

Appreciate your confirmation Wildtuiman. Cheers :lol:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Papadoc » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:25 pm

Dear Forumites,

Thanks for the id of the Verreaux's Eagle!

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:37 pm

I photograph this Hawk at Lake Panic

According to my Bird expert this is a Little Sparrow Hawk. He was chasing the birds and lucky for me he had a drink :dance:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby DotDan » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:05 am

I would agree with Little Sparrowhawk. Nice find this :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby hilda » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:32 am

Beautiful pictures of the Little Sparrowhawk Jan! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Wildkyker » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:35 am

Hi everyone.

I need some help with an ID please.

Saw this guy along the H10 on the western side of the Sabie river in the Kruger park. Open plains area.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:42 pm

a little bit far but looks like a Juvenile Chanting Goshawk :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Tessa G » Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:46 pm

On a recent trip to Pafuri, we came across this pair, obviously parent and juvenile, but wonder if you could please help I.D

We saw the juvenile first and immediate thought was that it was a juvenile Fish Eagle, but it was too small.

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This is the parent and they were sitting in the same tree together.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Tessa G » Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:48 pm

Could I have help with this one too please. Seen near Letaba.

I think it is an Amur Falcon, but would like to be sure.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Imberbe » Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:53 pm

Tessa G wrote:On a recent trip to Pafuri, we came across this pair, obviously parent and juvenile, but wonder if you could please help I.D

We saw the juvenile first and immediate thought was that it was a juvenile Fish Eagle, but it was too small.

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This is the parent and they were sitting in the same tree together.

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Thanks
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Imberbe » Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:58 pm

Tessa G wrote:Could I have help with this one too please. Seen near Letaba.

I think it is an Amur Falcon, but would like to be sure.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Tessa G » Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:01 pm

Thanks Imberbe, .... I obviously got the parent and juvenile the wrong way around. :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby charbel » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:56 pm

Dear 'mite,
I have been trying to ID this eagle. My guess is that it is a Verreaux's Eagle. It was seen in H1-1 June 13th last year.

Do you think that's right?

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