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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by sandeep » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:22 pm

My thoughts were more towards harriers, hawks, goshawks, sparrow hawks................

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:29 pm

sandeep wrote:Unfeathered tarsi Dot Dan...........????



Looks feathered to me :?

Most likely an immature bird, the sub terminal band is already showing.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by hilda » Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:09 pm

Looks feathered to me too! I agree with DotDan, Juvenile African Hawk-Eagle. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Ladybirder » Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:54 pm

Looks feathered to me as well. White spots on back, African Hawk Eagle

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:58 pm

DotDan wrote:I don't discuss anything with WTM. It is like farting into thunder.

Sandeep, looks like a African Hawk-Eagle to me.


:twisted: :twisted:

Agree. African Hawk-Eagle.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by sandeep » Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:34 pm

Thank you all :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

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.

Super Kruger sighting!

Where exactly was it seen roaneric?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

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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