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Sparrowhawk, Rufous-chested

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by CurtisDillon » Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:51 pm

This looks like a Falcon to me, but I don't know what kind of Falcon. :hmz:
Sorry about the bad pic, I had to do this in a hurry. :redface:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Barcud » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:00 pm

Hi Curtis,

It's a Rufous-chested (redbreasted) Sparrowhawk. Great photo.

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Sparrowhawk, Rufous-chested

Unread post by wildtuinman » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:42 pm

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Re: Sparrowhawk, Rufous-chested

Unread post by pnm » Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:14 pm

I had this rather shy one visit a tree which overhangs my yard in Paarl. It is the only time I have ever seen one in the area. The tree later had to go unfortunately as it was lifting foundations.

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Re: Sparrowhawk, Rufous-chested

Unread post by TrevorC » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:12 pm

I think this is the same bird as yours WTM :D

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Re: Sparrowhawk, Rufous-chested

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:52 pm

:D :D
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:45 pm

I'm not certain whether this is a South African raptor, altho I did see it in SA, at Eagle Encounters in Stellenboasch. Does anyone know what it is? I can't remember, as I didn't take notes :redface:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Albert » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:28 am

Bushbuddies wrote:

arks - I would guess a Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk - which is endemic to that area. Hopefully more mites would come along to help confirm that. :thumbs_up:


@ arks: definitely Rufous-breasted Sparrowhawk. They are quite common in the Stellenbosch area, and I would hazard a guess that a large proportion of the raptors that end up with the guys at Spier are either these birds or African Goshawks. The juveniles of the latter species seem particularly adept at getting themselves into trouble. We "rescued" one from my garden about 2 years ago; I still have the scars of the puncture marks on my thumb....
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:59 pm

Thanks for the ID, Bushbuddies and Albert :thumbs_up:
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