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Identification Help - Raptors

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by gannet » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:59 pm

- on the Auob Kgalagadi during August - looking at my Raptor guide, I reckon Tawny with fledgling - will appreciate ID confirmation - thanks Ian
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by gannet » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:07 pm

- also on the Auob Kgalagadi during August - looks like a juvenile Bateleur
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:15 pm

Gannet, I think you are correct on both counts

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:50 pm

I agree with Karin :)
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by UKPete » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:58 pm

Thanks for the help with my 4 photos - I'll put those down as tawny eagles then!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by gannet » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:23 pm

Thank you Karin & arks for the 'Tawny with fledgling' + 'juvenile Bateleur' confirmation
AVIATION IN ITSELF IS NOT INHERENTLY DANGEROUS, BUT TO AN EVEN GREATER DEGREE THAN THE SEA,
IT IS TERRIBLY UNFORGIVING OF ANY CARELESSNESS, INCAPACITY OR NEGLECT.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:49 am

Albert wrote:Using Wildtiunman's excellent "Eagle ID" flow diagram I'd say the brown wing coverts and apparently large, oval nostril point to juvenile Tawny rather than Wahlberg's Eagle.


Spot on!

Remember the female eagle would be much larger than the male eagle. ;-)
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