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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby sandeep » Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:15 pm

Pale chanting goshawk for me as well

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby sandeep » Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:44 pm

Saw this raptor in Oct on the road from St Lucia to Cape Vidal. Could this be a Southern Banded Snake Eagle??

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:19 am

Yip correct :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby sandeep » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:27 am

Thanks DotDan. It takes a non SA resident to spot the rare ones :D :whistle:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby 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 postby Jesscan1 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:28 pm

Thanks arks and Sandeep for your ID of the PCG. Much appreciated.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Papadoc » Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:52 am

Dear Birders,

I must admit we are not specifically a birders: we love SA's nature (as guarded by Sanparks). We visited your country some times and we came across a bird in flight which perhaps is common, but we could not figure out what bird it would de. We guess it might be an eagle, but what kind of an eagle remains a question. We took this photo in Kgalagadi September this year. I had to decrease the file size quite a lot, so the photo is not he magninificent anymore (if it was ...), but perhaps you can figure out what bird this might be.

Thanks a lot for your help!

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:37 pm

I would have thought it was an immature Verreaux's Eagle, but you do not get them in the Kgalagadi? An expert would have to help!

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Unread postby 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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby 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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby 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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby 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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby 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 postby 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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