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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:00 pm

Told you I am rusty :D

Unfortunately viewed all of them on my phone when i was asked to help out, but looking at them again, definitely agree on Bird 10 with AHE and Bird 3 iwith Juv Dark Chanting Goshawk.

Bird 7 is a difficult one.

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Unread post by hilda » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:08 pm

Thank you DotDan and Wildtuinman! Looking forward to the discussion of No. 7 .... :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:12 am

DotDan wrote:Told you I am rusty :D

Unfortunately viewed all of them on my phone when i was asked to help out, but looking at them again, definitely agree on Bird 10 with AHE and Bird 3 iwith Juv Dark Chanting Goshawk.

Bird 7 is a difficult one.


I am changing my id from Martial to Crowned Eagle. The tail is too long for a Martial.

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Where exactly was it seen roaneric?
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:13 pm

hilda wrote:Thank you DotDan and Wildtuinman! Looking forward to the discussion of No. 7 .... :dance: :dance:


The overall coloration and especially the pale hind crown rules out Gymnogene.
The bird seems to have a grey cere consistent with Martial and Crowned Eagles.
Roaneric described it as a large eagle.
The uniform barring on the tail is also very consistent with that of Martial and Crowned Eagles.
The long tail and pale head though, rules out Martial Eagle.

This brings me to Crowned Eagle. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by roaneric » Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:36 pm

wildtuinman wrote: I am changing my id from Martial to Crowned Eagle. The tail is too long for a Martial.

Super Kruger sighting!

Where exactly was it seen roaneric?


Jipeeee. That's another one I can add to my list. Just looked it up. We were staying in Satara and looking at my pictures I saw that we went up to Letaba that day, so It was somewhere between Satara and letaba. As I said it was huge. My lumix can zoom in 24 times and this was fully zoomed in.
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:07 am

That is quite an interesting place to find it.

I have seen an adult on the Bushman's trail in the Berg 'n Dal area and a young one next to the H11 bridge.
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Unread post by salamanda » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:09 am

We saw three raptors interacting in Hluhluwe this September. The pics are a bit chaotic and I'm not sure that I can now see three different birds, but I can see two. I'm also not sure if all three are the same species. My take is that at least one and possibly two or three may be Wahlberg's Eagle?


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Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:44 am

The first 3 photos are that of Wahlberg's Eagle. Looks like the common buff-brown morph.

The last photo though I cannot really comment on, there is not enough to make a positive id. Any other photos perhaps?
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Unread post by salamanda » Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:16 pm

Many thanks WTM. No, no more pics I'm afraid.

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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:36 am

I would appreciate confirmation that this is a Wahlberg's eagle?
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Unread post by Jesscan1 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:32 pm

Can someone please help me with the ID of these two different birds (Not the same bird, as taken at different times). Both were taken near Lower Sabie at the end of September 2016. Are they Wahlberg Eagles or Tawny Eagles?

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Unread post by salamanda » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:43 pm

This is just my guess! Top one Wahlbergs, bottom one Tawny. ( Wahlbergs has a round nostril and the Tawny has a more elongated one.)

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:38 am

Jesscan1 wrote:Can someone please help me with the ID of these two different birds (Not the same bird, as taken at different times). Both were taken near Lower Sabie at the end of September 2016. Are they Wahlberg Eagles or Tawny Eagles?

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The light eye, oval-shaped nostril, big bill and baggy tarsi all points to Tawny Eagles. I actually think it is the same bird even. Tawny Eagles are very territorial and it is known that they will occupy a territory for many years.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:40 am

Karin Mitton wrote:I would appreciate confirmation that this is a Wahlberg's eagle?
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Looks good for it.The tarsi is not as stove-pipe like as Lesser Spotted Eagle. When did you spot it, Karin?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:01 am

wildtuinman wrote:
Karin Mitton wrote:I would appreciate confirmation that this is a Wahlberg's eagle?
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Looks good for it.The tarsi is not as stove-pipe like as Lesser Spotted Eagle. When did you spot it, Karin?


I saw it on 27 September south of the Biyamiti loop


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