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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Ladybirder » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:13 pm

I think no 1 is a African Hawk Eagle but a young bird
no 2 Wahlberg's Eagle Yellow cere and gape, look at that little crest on the head
If I am incorrect will one of the raptor experts help with the ID

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:53 am

I agree with LadyBirder's id's.
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Unread post by Oumie » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:56 pm

Was on an early morning game drive....
Saw this eagle on a dead tree. on the 8th of June 2016....our guide told us it was a Crowned Eagle...not to sure if it is....
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:43 pm

Might rather be an immature martial eagle, Oumie ... but I'm no expert :wink:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Ladybirder » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:44 pm

:thumbs_up: For Martial Eagle Juv

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by roaneric » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:07 pm

Hi there.

A few last raptors I need help with please

1. Is this a tawny eagle? Its so extremely light in color?
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2. I just cant seem to see the difference between these eagles. Is this one maybe a Lesser spotted eagle? :wall:
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3. This one looks the same as the one oumie saw. Juv Martial? It was at least 300m and I zoomed in completely AND cropped it. It was a huge eagle
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by hilda » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:15 am

This is what I think roaneric, but please let the experts confirm:

1. Tawny Eagle
2. Looks like a Wahlberg's Eagle to me
3. Martial Eagle.
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Unread post by DotDan » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:58 am

Hi Roaneric

I think you have your ID's spot on.

The Raptor in number 2 can be difficult but I think the lack of crest, and stove pipe leggings as well as the uniform colour of the bird points to an adult Lesser Spotted Eagle.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Panekoek » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:59 pm

Hi All!

Just come back from the beautiful green thick KNP

Saw some awesome birds, including some raptors that I am struggling with. :wall: :wall:

Please Help!
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What is the name of this Bird?

Unread post by Eva-Maria Otto » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:53 pm

Hallo!
In the last Year we see near Olifants this Bird, but I can´t find it in the Internet or in my books.
Does you now it?
Thanks for your help
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Re: What is the name of this Bird?

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:36 am

Eva-Maria Otto wrote:Hallo!
In the last Year we see near Olifants this Bird, but I can´t find it in the Internet or in my books.
Does you now it?
Thanks for your help
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Hi there Eva, it is a Wahlberg's Eagle. It is unusual to see it with the pale crown, so a very nice sighting indeed! Well done!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:39 am

Panekoek wrote:Hi All!

Just come back from the beautiful green thick KNP

Saw some awesome birds, including some raptors that I am struggling with. :wall: :wall:

Please Help!


1. Looks like a Wahlberg's Eagle to me. Dark eye, pointy head.
2. Tawny
3 and 4. Amur Falcon
5. Two Wahlberg's Eagles (one pale and one dark morph - very cool!)
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:49 am

DotDan wrote:Hi Roaneric

I think you have your ID's spot on.

The Raptor in number 2 can be difficult but I think the lack of crest, and stove pipe leggings as well as the uniform colour of the bird points to an adult Lesser Spotted Eagle.



Adult Lesser Spotted Eagle will have a pale eye. I also think the pointy head points more towards Wahlberg's Eagle.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:34 pm

wildtuinman wrote:
DotDan wrote:Hi Roaneric

I think you have your ID's spot on.

The Raptor in number 2 can be difficult but I think the lack of crest, and stove pipe leggings as well as the uniform colour of the bird points to an adult Lesser Spotted Eagle.



Adult Lesser Spotted Eagle will have a pale eye. I also think the pointy head points more towards Wahlberg's Eagle.


Yeah good point, could very well be Wahlbergs.


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