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Kestrel, Greater

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:04 pm

Greater kestrel yes, juvenile no... it is the adult that sports the light eye... the juvenile has the dark eye.

:lol: Here is one example, not juvenile, but neither fully adult... showing the transition from dark eye lightening up. You can also see the beak features deefstes refers to

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Unread post by Gregor » Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:31 pm

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Thanx guys!!

You helped me a lot , now I can do it,

Here it is!

need identification, (snapped in Namibia BTW)

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Unread post by arks » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:01 pm

Looks like a greater kestrel to me, Gregor — and a very nice pic! 8)
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Tilandi » Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:23 pm

Need help identifying this bird. :D Taken on the road between Potchefstroom and Parys this morning :D
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Magaff » Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:26 pm

Looks like a Greater Kestrel to me Tilandi, nice pics!

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Pjw » Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:51 pm

This was seen 28/12/2009 in Etosha
One of the Kestrels? :hmz:
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Can one of the experts please help :D
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:44 pm

Pjw,

Greater Kestrel - rufous with pale eye.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Pjw » Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:48 pm

Thanks Lizet
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Identification help: Raptors

Unread post by Barcud » Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:49 pm

PJW - Greater Kestrel.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Tilandi » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:19 pm

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Seen yesterday in North West (Ventersdorp area). Need help with Id please :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by JOL » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:15 pm

It's an adult greater kestrel , Tilandi. If you zoom in , you can even see the pale eye , which no other falcon has....

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Tilandi » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:36 am

Thanks Jon :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wingman » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:57 pm

Please assist me with this ID seen on tropic of Capricorn loop Mopane area on 27/06

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I had it as a greater Kestrel but the books dont show it for this area
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Barcud » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:08 pm

Hi Wingman,

I'd also agree with Greater Kestrel. Apparently there are records of this bird ocurring in Kruger as a vagrant.


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