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Identification Help - Raptors

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by salamanda » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:52 pm

Thanks DD :thumbs_up: Sigh. So I was pretty far off really.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by charbel » Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:01 pm

Dear 'mites,
I saw this flying far away in the sky in H1-1, June 13th this year. Could it be a pale form of an African Crowned Eagle. I already cropped the image.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by johanclassen » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:01 pm

Hi everyone, I just returned from KNP . I need some confirmation please on a few of the raptors.
I hope to be correct or otherwise to be corrected :wink: Here is the first one, and tnx for your effort.
This one a Juv African Harrier Hawk (Brown) ? Near Letaba.

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Unread post by johanclassen » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:05 pm

Sorry for the Quality of this image...Near Letaba, two Juv Fish Eagles

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Unread post by johanclassen » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:10 pm

The third , near Lower Sabie, raiding nests ala Harrier Hawk style, I think the Gabar Goshawk?

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Unread post by johanclassen » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:14 pm

Another of the Gabar Goshawk, if correct?? Tnx again for the effort. This also Lower Sabie

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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:40 am

Tried my raptor guide for the first time :dance: and I think you are correct in your IDs of Harrier Hawk and Fish Eagle. The Gabar Goshawk also seems correct, but maybe you want someone a little more experienced than me to confirm!

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by sandeep » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:20 am

I would agree with each of your ids Johanclassen. The juvenile Gymnogene and fish eagles and the Gabar Goshawk :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by johanclassen » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:15 am

Thanks Karin Mitton and Sandeep for your input. Appreciate. :)

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:29 am

Agree with all the raptor id's, including that of the immature Verreaux's Eagle.
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Unread post by johanclassen » Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:21 pm

Appreciate your confirmation Wildtuiman. Cheers :lol:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:42 pm

a little bit far but looks like a Juvenile Chanting Goshawk :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:37 pm

I am pretty convinced that this is a Harrier, but I cannot make out enough detail to call Pallid or Montagu's.

Wildkyker wrote:Hi everyone.

I need some help with an ID please.

Saw this guy along the H10 on the western side of the Sabie river in the Kruger park. Open plains area.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:16 am

I'm just confirming this is a Long-crested Eagle? Seen in the Sedgefield area in December.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:17 am

two more - Also near Sedgefield in December. Challenging IDs, but I am thinking more likely to be Steppe Buzzards?

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