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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Soukous » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:45 pm

Can anyone help me with this one?
Taken in southern Serengeti, Tanzania

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:15 am

Do you have any other photos, Soukous?

Candidates for now are: Steppe, Tawny and Lesser Spotted Eagles.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Soukous » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:16 am

sadly @wildtuinman I don't have any other pix.
I agree with your shortlist and I was veering towards Lesser Spotted Eagle myself based on the splay of the tail feathers and the fact that the legs do not appear to have bulky feathering.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by isinkwe » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:11 am

Some help with this one please , seen March 2017 in KTP
Steppe Buzzard ?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:25 am

Agree with Common Buzzard.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:36 pm

is this a pale form Wahlberg's eagle?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:21 am

The tight tarsi feathering and small round nostril rules out anything else really. ;-)
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:25 am

wildtuinman wrote:The tight tarsi feathering and small round nostril rules out anything else really. ;-)


Thanks. My first thought was young Martial, but then I realised it is to small. Then I hoped for something with Boots .... :lol:
Still happy with this sighting - it was really pretty.


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