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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Mon May 24, 2010 1:10 pm

Niall wrote:Hi Arks

In your post on the 20th May, you say the bird on the left "is a Lanner Falcon", and then posted a Lanner which you queried as possibly being a Red-necked.

Well to me, it looks like your bird that is pals with the Gabar Goshawk is in fact a Red-necked Falcon! They have a silver-blue plumage on the back, Lanner is browner, with the brown tear mark coming down vertically from the eye, whereas Lanner appears to be slightly forward of the eye.

So, yes, in my opinion, you have seen both! All three of those raptors are fairly common around the waterholes in KTP.

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WoW, Niall, thanks for alerting me that my "lanner" with the juvenile gabar is likely a rednecked falcon. And for the details on how to distinguish between the two, which I've found very "foncusing" :wall: I must have a closer look at those pix :wink: :dance:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by deefstes » Mon May 24, 2010 1:20 pm

Niall wrote:Hi Arks

In your post on the 20th May, you say the bird on the left "is a Lanner Falcon", and then posted a Lanner which you queried as possibly being a Red-necked.

Well to me, it looks like your bird that is pals with the Gabar Goshawk is in fact a Red-necked Falcon! They have a silver-blue plumage on the back, Lanner is browner, with the brown tear mark coming down vertically from the eye, whereas Lanner appears to be slightly forward of the eye.

So, yes, in my opinion, you have seen both! All three of those raptors are fairly common around the waterholes in KTP.

Cheers

Niall.


Well caught Niall, and yes I agree with you 100%.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Mon May 24, 2010 2:14 pm

Thanks, deefstes, for your additional input here. I'm thrilled that the adult with the juvenile gabar should be a rednecked falcon, as it will be a first for me. :dance: Another falcon we saw, which I'd thought was my first ever rednecked, turned out, once I looked closely at my pix, to be a lanner :(
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Re: Falcon, Red-necked

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:58 pm

Kgalagadi National Park 2012

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Re: Falcon, Red-necked

Unread post by Ladybirder » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:17 am

Guinea Pig, a superb photo ,thanks for sharing it.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by charbel » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:33 am

Dear forumites
Red-necked falcon, do you agree?
Seen June 2013, KTP, near Mata Mata

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:32 pm

Agreed Charbel, lovely specimen.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by charbel » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:59 pm

Hi Bush Baptist,
Indeed such a gorgeous animal!

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