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Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
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Unread post by elpaco » Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:41 am

While looking at this topic, I was thinking that ther was a few I had never been able to identify for sure...
Would you halp me with this one ?
juvenile Martial ?
the photo was taken at sunset in the Satara area, the bird was BIG...

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Unread post by mountainview » Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:54 am

You said the bird was big, but it can also be seen that the bird is robust. IMHO, you are correct in saying that this is a Juvenile Martial.
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Unread post by elpaco » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:45 am

can you help me on this one?
I think it is a juvenile Martial.
thx

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Unread post by deefstes » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:54 am

elpaco wrote:I think it is a juvenile Martial.


And you'd be correct.
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Unread post by richardharris » Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:49 am

A pair seen recently, very near Babalala picnic spot.

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Unread post by elpaco » Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:45 pm

beautiful shots Jumbo

I took this one in august 07, north of Babalala

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Unread post by Elsa » Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:24 pm

This beauty with a monitor lizard kill seen on the S118 last month.


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Unread post by G@mespotter » Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:37 am

Saw 1 at Girivanna waterhole, they are beautiful and huge!
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Unread post by Wild about cats » Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:45 pm

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Unread post by Candy's Style » Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:23 pm

@WAC: I would say an Imm. Martial Eagle :D
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Unread post by DuQues » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:01 am

Found that this one was on what looks to me like a helmeted guineafowl kill:

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Unread post by j-ms » Mon May 05, 2008 5:09 pm

Last week at a large pan in northern Namibia we saw this raptor soaring very high. First guess was Palm-nut Vulture but on looking at the photos we saw the barred tailed and lack of white tip to the tail. Also, note the dark patch on the collar. Anyone have any idea what it might be ?

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Please excuse the image quality - the thing was VERY high !

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon May 05, 2008 6:02 pm

Quick stab at it without looking at my books - juvenile martial?
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Unread post by Richprins » Mon May 05, 2008 7:35 pm

It's definitely a juvenile martial, and ironically the painted plates in the old Robert's match exactly, for a change!

Very nice pics and question! :clap:

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Unread post by Mgoddard » Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:18 am

Ok another one....as it was not very big I think its a juv. bird..not sure if Martial/crowned/hawk eagle, but then mostly white with a few spots on chest? Seen on the road between Satara and Olifants in April.

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