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Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by DuQues » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:00 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:Come on! Gimme something that's a bit of a challenge! :lol: :lol:

Okay.... :)

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by pantera leo » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:58 pm

:clap: Great pic DQ!

Although not quite a LBJ rather a BBJ and Juv Dark Chanting Goshawk.

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by DuQues » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:25 pm

Totally correct, and part of the answer, which you could not know:

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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:34 am

Endearing story, DQ... romancing the forum! :lol:

And to think a bird started it all! :whistle: :clap:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by UKbadger » Fri May 13, 2011 2:28 pm

Hi All

I haven’t posted photos for a long time so I do hope I’ve got it right!!

After looking through this thread I’ve had a small crisis of confidence on some of my Kruger bird IDs.

I’m fine with all the UK raptors, though even here the juveniles of the more exotic ones can be a bit tricky.

The SA raptors are just in another league!

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Is this a juv. Dark Chanting Gos.? Saw lots all over Kruger.

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My old SASOL B of SA and I are not quite 100% up to this challenge I think!

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by MattAxel » Fri May 13, 2011 4:42 pm

Well UKB it seems you are upto the challenge. Your ID is spot on. This one is a juv Dark Chanting Goshawk. Well Done.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by mel123 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:41 am

Hi guys, I'm back from KNP and am preparing my trip report. I would like to ask some help identifying some raptors we saw or confirming my ID's. All were seen around the Pretoriuskop/Phabeni area in the past four days.

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I didn't get a picture of the front, but it was light and barred. I think there might be too little detail to ID it, unless I'm missing obvious and somebody else knows what it could be?

Thank you so much for your help! :gflower:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:53 am

1. Not too sure, but it looks like a youngish Dark Chanting Goshawk.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by pantera leo » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:58 am

1. I think could either be a Dark-chanting Goshawk or Gabar Goshawk but I'll rather go with the former.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by mel123 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:00 am

Thank you so much guys - you are quick to respond.

Those pesky juveniles! :?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Pumbaa » Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:36 pm

Can someone help with the ID of this Juvenile Goshawk? Is it a pale chanting gowhawk or a Gabar goshawk?

We saw it on the S114 in Kruger in February this year - Indeed a beautiful raptor!

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Thanks in advance :gflower:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by MattAxel » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:17 pm

Pumbaa you don't get Pale Chanting in the Kruger, this is a Dark Chanting Goshawk

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:25 pm

Agreed! A lovely juvenile DCG.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Pumbaa » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:09 pm

Thanks MattAxel and Bush Baptist :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:25 pm

Please help in confirming the identification of this raptor.

Date Taken: 2012-06-01
Where: Southern Kruger National Park
Size: Guinea Fowl +- 53 cm

The raptor was sitting on a branch overlooking the savanna field.

This looks like a Dark Chanting Goshawk (Donkersingvalk) to me but I am not sure. There were some others that look similar, but did not make the cut...

  • Lizzard Buzzard - To big to be a LB.
  • Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk - Wrong area....

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