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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:49 pm

Do you have other photos of it?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:40 pm

wildtuinman wrote:Do you have other photos of it?


They are all more or less similar, but here are two more.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by roaneric » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:32 pm

Hi everyone

I just returned form south africa and have difficulty identifying some of my birds. Can you bird experts please help? Some are not the best quality pics, but I hope you can make out what they are. :pray:



1.
this was some kind of small raptor. Maybe a hawk or kite? (I don't have pics of birds in flight with me)
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:49 pm

I'll try again
1 & 5 Black-shouldered kite
2 looks like my bird above that I am trying to Id?
3 could be 2 Tawny eagles
4 Martial eagle

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:49 pm

Karin Mitton wrote:I'll try again
1 & 5 Black-shouldered kite
2 looks like my bird above that I am trying to Id?
3 could be 2 Tawny eagles
4 Martial eagle


I agree with 1 & 5 and 3.
4 is a pale morph Wahlberg's Eagle
2 is an African Hawk-Eagle
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:15 pm

Karin Mitton wrote:
wildtuinman wrote:Do you have other photos of it?


They are all more or less similar, but here are two more.

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I just wanted to have a look again. The GISS was almost that of a Black Sparrowhawk, but the tarsi seems feathered and the upperparts of the bird fits African Hawk-Eagle.

Cool bird!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:48 am

wildtuinman wrote:
Cool bird!


I haven't seen this bird since 2012, so it almost feels like a lifer again!

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by roaneric » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:24 am

Thanks so much for your help Karin and Wildtuinman. :k :gflower:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Jesscan1 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:44 am

Hello everyone,

Can anyone please help with the ID of these two Raptors?

The photos were all taken in the Berg en Dal area in September 2017.

Bird 1

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Bird 2

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Thanks very much
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:18 am

Wahlberg's Eagle and a young African Hawk-Eagle.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Jesscan1 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:42 pm

Thanks so much wildtuinman. Appreciated.


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