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Re: Eagles: African Hawk Eagle

Unread post by Philip1 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:48 am

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by naomi c » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:24 pm

Saw this raptor in the western section of Mapungubwe at the beginning of the month. Juvenile Verreaux's Eagle?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:39 pm

Hi Naomi

I think the first one is probably a African Hawk-Eagle, Busy moulting from Juvenile to Adult plumage.

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Pumbaa » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:02 pm

I found another bird where I need the help from the experts :redface: :redface: :redface:

This I guess is an African Hawk Eagle - Seen in the Letaba riverbed on the S93 on on 22.02.13

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Sorry this picture is extreme enlarged :wink:

Thanks for your help here :gflower:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:53 am

This bird is an African Hawk-Eagle.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Pumbaa » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:39 pm

Thanks for your help wildtuinman :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by RosemaryH » Thu May 23, 2013 1:18 pm

Need help with an ID on this one please. Seen yesterday in my yard. Property Boons NWP. Thanks :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu May 23, 2013 1:30 pm

African hawk eagle? range?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by RosemaryH » Thu May 23, 2013 1:46 pm

Thanks BB, I was not convinced it was an African hawk eagle. We do get them in the area but thought they are more black than brown and quite heavily spotted on the chest. Then again I am smaller than a duckling when it comes to birds :wink:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by RosemaryH » Thu May 23, 2013 1:48 pm

Sorry BB, I am roughly between Magaliesburg and Rustenburg
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu May 23, 2013 1:51 pm

Aha - no streaking.....

Blond Wahlberg's then? Are they still around.

Doesn't look like a juvenile martial. :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Thu May 23, 2013 2:05 pm

Have you ruled out juv booted eagle?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by RosemaryH » Thu May 23, 2013 2:13 pm

BB I have seen a brown Wahlbergs and there are Martials in the area. It was a fair size!

Johan, barryels actually suggested Booted Eagle (when I posted it under birds in the garden thread) Would my area be correct for them?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Thu May 23, 2013 2:30 pm

Anywhere in SA is right for them :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by RosemaryH » Thu May 23, 2013 2:58 pm

:D What is the one thing that would confirm it is a Booted Eagle? ( Or Not) :lol: You have me excited now - I can have a look through the other 599 pics I took if it :lol:
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