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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rookie » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:26 pm

Wow Maxwell, well that would be about 5 firsts for me (it is easy to get firsts when you are new to birding)! :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :lol: :lol:

Thanks so much for taking the trouble to ID these for me. :gflower:
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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Maxwell » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:44 pm

Glad to help.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rookie » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:41 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

If I have managed to get the "experts" guessing, then I don't feel so bad!

I did admit that I have no idea as to where to even start looking...at least I am starting to be able to differentiate between the seed eaters and others.... :slap: :slap:

We all have to start somewhere don't we. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Maxwell » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:16 pm

As you say, we all started somewhere. (I can confess to a smile at the "Cuckoo" though!)
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rookie » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:10 pm

:lol: :lol: I would rather ask and appear stupid (and give you all a giggle), than never ask and stay stupid! :twisted: :twisted:

I managed to ID a brown headed parrot and a purple crested Loerie all by myself! :tongue: :tongue:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby adrianp » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:35 pm

Maxwell wrote:Blimey! You don't do it by halves do you?
In reverse order:=
European Hobby.
Little Sparrowhawk. the white-spotted tail is diagnostic.


:sup: It took me forever to see my first little sparrowhawk and European hobby. I have yet to get a decent picture of either of them!!

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Unread postby Rookie » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:09 am

:lol: :lol: See it helps to not have a clue what you are looking at because then you take a photo and post it on this forum for somebody else to ID!! :redface:

I have a couple of others of the Little Sparrowhawk, but that was just probably the best one for ID. It was a bit far for a decent photo with the camera I have, but fairly close to Lake Panic. :tongue:
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Sparrowhawk: Little

Unread postby Elsa » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:34 pm

We saw this Juv Little Sparrowhawk in Kruger in May this year.
It was busy hawking bats as they emerged at dusk.

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Re: Sparrowhawk: Little

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:37 am

Very nice photo Elsa. I still want a photo of this little raptor :D

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Re: Sparrowhawk: Little

Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:23 am

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Re: Sparrowhawk: Little

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:31 am

I had two separate sightings of Little sparrowhawk over the weekend.

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Re: Sparrowhawk: Little

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:36 am

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:50 pm

Need some help with the ID of the hawk.

For many years we were watching him catching Bats. Every evening when thousands of Bats leave their sleeping place he and his partner go on the hunt.

First thought it is a Bat Hawk, but looking in my books the Bat Hawk is dark brown.

You can actually see the Bat he caught....

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:25 pm

I would say the Little Sparrowhawk Jan!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:18 pm

Thank you Elsa, but looks like we were both wrong according to an expert I emailed.

He said it is a" Little banded goshawk"

I had a look in the Birding in SA under the index to birds... under Goshawks.....could not found the " Little banded Goshawk"

New specie for the list?... :hmz:

Maybe another expert opinion will confirm the ID... :hmz: :hmz:

According to my books...

The difference between the" Little banded goshawk" and "Ovambo Sparrowhawk" are the stripes and Eyes.

Little bande Goshawk:brown stripes and red eyes ....Ovambo Sparrowhawk: Grey stripes and brown eyes...


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