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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by anne-marie » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:53 am

Oups a lot of problems with Falcon, Kestrel, Kite :redface:
all saw in Kgalagadi (around Grootkolk) February 2011

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Image Amur - Red-Footed Falcon ?

Image Amur - Red-Footed-Falcon ?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Imberbe » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:09 am

Close.

It is not the Amur / Eastern Red-Footed Kestrel, but rather the Western Red-Footed Kestrel. The distribution will tell you that. It also seems that most of them were males. The males of the two species can easily be confused.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by anne-marie » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:59 pm

thanks Imberbe :D
there were a lot, :hmz: ready for migration, I think
males and females and often several species together, it was :dance:
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Falcon, Red-footed

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:10 pm

An uncommon falcon in South Africa and easily overlooked when overshadowed by the numbers of Amur Falcons it mix with.

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Re: Falcon, Red-footed

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by sandeep » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:56 pm

Lanner Falcon.......???

Seen in Kruger on the S29 not far from Lower Sabie. It had a scorpion meal......

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:28 pm

With that rufous chest it's definitely not a lanner falcon, but just looking thru my field guide, it might be a female redfooted falcon? :hmz: Hope the forum fundis weigh in on this one! Nice sighting, whatever it turns out to be :mrgreen:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:12 am

Spot-on, arks! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by sandeep » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:39 am

Thanks arks and Johan. I agree. For my info, does the lanner in SA have a pinkish chest as well??

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:59 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:Spot-on, arks! :thumbs_up:

Thanks Johan :gflower: (I was really sticking my neck out here, usually just wait to see what the experts say)

@sandeep: No, lanner falcons (both sexes) have buff/pale chests. I find that (in addition to a good field guide) the forum's bird index can be very helpful, as can this website.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by sandeep » Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:46 pm

Thanks arks


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