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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by louis dreyer » Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:30 pm

Please help me to identify the following, was in the southern part of kruger.
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Unread post by adrianp » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:59 pm

The second looks like a juvenile fish eagle.

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Unread post by MattAxel » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:47 pm

I agree with all of adrianp's IDs

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Unread post by louis dreyer » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:46 am

Thanks guy's
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Unread post by okie » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:16 pm

Fish eagle seen near Shawu wh , giving us the evil eye :whistle: .



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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by roaneric » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:17 pm

Hello everyone

Can you please help me with the identification of this raptor. I really have NO idea.

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Unread post by Imberbe » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:21 pm

Off the bat id: Immature Fish Eagle.
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Unread post by arks » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:28 pm

I don't think it's an eagle because it doesn't appear to have fully feathered legs. Perhaps some sort of buzzard ...... ? :hmz:
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Unread post by pantera leo » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:02 pm

Agree with Imberbe Imm African Fish-Eagle. :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Richprins » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:06 pm

Ja! The bill is huge, and short tail!

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Unread post by Ladybirder » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:00 pm

I also agree Imm Fish Eagle, their leggs are not fully feathered

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Unread post by roaneric » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:24 pm

Thanks for all your replies. It's a beautiful bird isn't it.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Imberbe » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:26 pm

arks wrote:I don't think it's an eagle because it doesn't appear to have fully feathered legs. Perhaps some sort of buzzard ...... ? :hmz:


Good observation, but ... :wink:

Every rule has an exception. Fish Eagles, because of their fish eating habit, do not have fully feathered legs.
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Unread post by flying cheetah » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:37 pm

And again I have learned some very interesting details on this thread! Thank you all :dance: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:22 am

Imberbe wrote:
arks wrote:I don't think it's an eagle because it doesn't appear to have fully feathered legs. Perhaps some sort of buzzard ...... ? :hmz:


Good observation, but ... :wink:

Every rule has an exception. Fish Eagles, because of their fish eating habit, do not have fully feathered legs.

Thanks, Imberbe, always good to learn something new :redface: :wink:
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