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Identification Help - Raptors

Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Jesscan1 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:35 pm

Thanks SO much wildtuinman and DotDan.

Greatly appreciated.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by umtali1 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:42 pm

wildtuinman wrote:Here is a quick little cheat sheet to assist in eagle id'ing which I slapped together quickly now on the tablet.

Please note that there are of course many other features to consider, but this will get you to an id more often than not in a short space of time.

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Oh boy! No wonder we get confused :wall: :wall: :wall:
I shall take the above around with me. Fantastic :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Merlin11 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:38 pm

What a fantastic document WTM, thanks so much for this, taken a photo of it and saved it to my phone, so wish we had had this for our last Kruger trip :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Elsa » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:25 pm

A wonderful aid to help with the ID'ing of these BBJ's!
Thanks you so much WTM! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by hilda » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:24 am

Definitely going to use this great aid, thank you so much Wildtuinman! :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:36 am

Yip, wonderful aid. I will be printing a copy for each of my bird books!

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Unread post by Albert » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:47 am

Karin Mitton wrote:Yip, wonderful aid. I will be printing a copy for each of my bird books!


Way ahead of you..... :lol:

Wonderful flowchart WTM :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:51 am

:lol:

Glad to help. In my haste, I see I made a small mistake. Just pencil in Lesser Spotted Eagle next to Wahlberg's Eagle in that middle bottom block. Obviously if the route from the pale eye section is followed - the small nostril is going to end up as Lesser Spotted Eagle. ;-)
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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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