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Unread post by pantera leo » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:07 pm

I'd also go for Martial Eagle! :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by DotDan » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:39 am

Hi Bobbi, that is a Black Chested Snake-Eagle, which is commonly found in that region, besides the fact that you probably wont find Martial Eagle outside Parks such as KTP and KNP.


Black-Chested Snake-Eagle varies in coloration and patterns as it matures from Imm to adult. My guess would be that this is an almost complete adult still showing some rufous underwing patterns.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bobbi Jane » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:35 pm

Thanks DD. I will always still be wondering because I noticed the sheer size of the bird & tried a lucky shot at it from a huge distance away hoping to be able to ID it via my bird books. This site of course gives valuable info from all the fundies!
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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Rothdigga » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:52 pm

Any help with these would be most appreciated... from earlier Oct in KTP.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Barcud » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:28 pm

Hi Rothdigga,

Juvenile Black-chested Snake-eagle.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Rothdigga » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:34 pm

Barcud wrote:Hi Rothdigga,

Juvenile Black-chested Snake-eagle.


Thanks for the help! Now I can finish my trip report on the other page as well.
Much appreciated!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Rookie » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:07 am

Let me start by apologising for the pictures, (very new to photographing birds and can only hope to improve) but can somebody perhaps tell me what these birds are?
Seen in KTP during Dec.

Most of my other unknown seem to be juvenile PCG's, but this one loks different to me.

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Also we have had much discussion as to whether this is a Martial Eagle or a juv Black chested Snake eagle.

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Thanks so much.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Dabchick » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:29 am

Hi Rookie!

At first glance this looked easy, then I looked again...

Here's my guesses:
1. would be a juvenile Black Chested Snake Eagle (I'm reasonably certain of this one)
2. Martial Eagle (unless it's a windblown, sub-adult BCSE, but my vote goes to ME)

Where's the experts? :|

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Unread post by Ladybirder » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:32 am

Your 2nd bird is a sub adult Black-chested Snake Eagle.The legs are not featered down to the toes, which the Eagles have.

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Unread post by Dabchick » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:34 am

:thumbs_up: Ladybirder!

I always forget to look at the legs.... :redface:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by jaffles » Sat May 19, 2012 10:07 pm

Hi all,

we've stayed this year in February in Kgalagadi NP. Now I have two raptors, I can't identify.
May someone can help me?

Greetings from Germany
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Unread post by anne-marie » Sat May 19, 2012 10:35 pm

I think both are Black-chested Snake Eagle
nice pictures :clap:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun May 20, 2012 3:36 pm

Agreed :thumbs_up:

Never mind the absence and a black chest....this is a juvenile that looks nothing like his parents. The big yellow eye and the bald 'shins' give it away.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by jaffles » Sun May 20, 2012 8:52 pm

Thank's both of you for your help!
So the last birds are identified :D

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Trentonskeeper » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:41 pm

Please help me ID this chap. It was hunting perhaps and seemed very intent on 1 area, it seemed to hover motionless in the sky for 10 min. I could see its underbelly was either white or caramel colored and the back and tail darker but that is about all I could see. Seen near PTA early in the morning.

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http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/24/qu3ynu8e.jpg

Thanks


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