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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by sandeep » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:49 am

Jaytea your first raptor is a Lesser Spotted Eagle.

Looking at the other pics now, the second raptor looks more like a Wahlberg

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by salamanda » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:02 am

Seen between Mopani and Satara in June 2015. Could it be an imm. Martial Eagle?

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Unread post by salamanda » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:05 am

I know this is very small so may be impossible to ID with certainty. I have to try so my guess is a possible Gabar Goshawk? Also Kruger, between Mopani and Satara June 2015


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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Ladybirder » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:12 am

I also think the first one is a Martial Eagle Imm :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by salamanda » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:25 am

Many thanks Ladybirder!

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Unread post by arks » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:05 pm

salamanda wrote:I know this is very small so may be impossible to ID with certainty. I have to try so my guess is a possible Gabar Goshawk? Also Kruger, between Mopani and Satara June 2015

Could you perhaps crop the image? That might help ... :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by salamanda » Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:54 pm

LOL arks - I already did. But see below, maybe this is better?


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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wingman » Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:39 pm

Hi
Please could I get some help with these 2 birds seen on 16 Sept just east of Bayamiti they were about 100m apart.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by umtali1 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:15 pm

Wingman, imho, I think the first two are of a tawny eagle.

The third picture, I don't know
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by hilda » Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:05 pm

I think both birds are Tawny Eagles wingman, but let's hope one of our experts come to your rescue here! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by sandeep » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:06 pm

Agree the first raptor is a tawny :thumbs_up: . The last pic is just not clear enough

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by salamanda » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:57 am

salamanda wrote:I know this is very small so may be impossible to ID with certainty. I have to try so my guess is a possible Gabar Goshawk? Also Kruger, between Mopani and Satara June 2015


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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by salamanda » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:57 am

salamanda wrote:LOL arks - I already did. But see below, maybe this is better?


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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:19 am

Hell Salamanda, if I saw that whilst out in the field I would almost certainly write it off as a BBJ and carry on. :lol:

Looking at the pic and taking into account the time of year you saw it.. I would probably look at something like a African Hawk-Eagle in between Juv-Ad plumage, even a Black Chested Snake-Eagle springs to mind.. I really can't say for sure though.


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