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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:05 pm

Not so bad... Crowned eagle
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Unread post by Great Dane » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:05 pm

Thanks again DD and Johan :D

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Unread post by roaneric » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:14 pm

Bird 7 No idea but I zoomed in with my super zoom camera and this was also a huge eagle (August, Krugerpark)
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Unread post by DotDan » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:21 pm

Bird 7 - Looks to me like a Juvenile African Harrier-Hawk. That plumage with the barred tail, only thing it can be.

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:35 pm

I differ from Daan with 3 birds.

Bird 7 - Martial Eagle
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Unread post by DotDan » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:00 pm

Told you I am rusty :D

Unfortunately viewed all of them on my phone when i was asked to help out.

Bird 7 is a difficult one.

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Unread post by hilda » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:08 pm

Thank you DotDan and Wildtuinman! Looking forward to the discussion of No. 7 .... :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:12 am

DotDan wrote:Told you I am rusty :D

Unfortunately viewed all of them on my phone when i was asked to help out, but looking at them again, definitely agree on Bird 10 with AHE and Bird 3 iwith Juv Dark Chanting Goshawk.

Bird 7 is a difficult one.


I am changing my id from Martial to Crowned Eagle. The tail is too long for a Martial.

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Where exactly was it seen roaneric?
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:13 pm

hilda wrote:Thank you DotDan and Wildtuinman! Looking forward to the discussion of No. 7 .... :dance: :dance:


The overall coloration and especially the pale hind crown rules out Gymnogene.
The bird seems to have a grey cere consistent with Martial and Crowned Eagles.
Roaneric described it as a large eagle.
The uniform barring on the tail is also very consistent with that of Martial and Crowned Eagles.
The long tail and pale head though, rules out Martial Eagle.

This brings me to Crowned Eagle. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by roaneric » Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:36 pm

wildtuinman wrote: I am changing my id from Martial to Crowned Eagle. The tail is too long for a Martial.

Super Kruger sighting!

Where exactly was it seen roaneric?


Jipeeee. That's another one I can add to my list. Just looked it up. We were staying in Satara and looking at my pictures I saw that we went up to Letaba that day, so It was somewhere between Satara and letaba. As I said it was huge. My lumix can zoom in 24 times and this was fully zoomed in.
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:07 am

That is quite an interesting place to find it.

I have seen an adult on the Bushman's trail in the Berg 'n Dal area and a young one next to the H11 bridge.
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