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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:43 am

Agree fully with Deefstes. The head as well, points to African Fish-Eagle.

Here is a photo of mine to show what Deefstes meant with the longer and narrower wings.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:35 pm

deefstes wrote:
arks wrote:This was taken from very far away in poor light, so may be impossible to ID and I really don't have any idea what it might be. Seen late afternoon along Darling Hills Road on 17 May 2012.

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Sorry to chime in quickly but it seems as if this one might have slipped by. Osprey has much narrower and longer looking wings. This is an immature African Fish-Eagle. They're notorious for pretending to be Ospreys :wink:

wildtuinman wrote:Agree fully with Deefstes. The head as well, points to African Fish-Eagle.

Thanks deefstes and WTM. It actually makes much more sense for it to be an immature juvenile fish eagle :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by deefstes » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:53 pm

arks wrote:
deefstes wrote:
arks wrote:This was taken from very far away in poor light, so may be impossible to ID and I really don't have any idea what it might be. Seen late afternoon along Darling Hills Road on 17 May 2012.

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Sorry to chime in quickly but it seems as if this one might have slipped by. Osprey has much narrower and longer looking wings. This is an immature African Fish-Eagle. They're notorious for pretending to be Ospreys :wink:

wildtuinman wrote:Agree fully with Deefstes. The head as well, points to African Fish-Eagle.

Thanks deefstes and WTM. It actually makes much more sense for it to be an immature juvenile fish eagle :thumbs_up:

Yeah I don't think it's an immature juvenile Fish-Eagle. It's either an immature Fish-Eagle or a juvenile Fish-Eagle :P My money is on immature.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:06 pm

deefstes wrote:
arks wrote:Thanks deefstes and WTM. It actually makes much more sense for it to be an immature juvenile fish eagle :thumbs_up:
Yeah I don't think it's an immature juvenile Fish-Eagle. It's either an immature Fish-Eagle or a juvenile Fish-Eagle :P My money is on immature.

:redface: :redface: typo :redface: :redface: — I meant 'immature' :wink: :redface:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by MichaelWildtuin » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:50 pm

Hi, I saw this bird near Shingwedzi. Is it possible to identify this bird?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by deefstes » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:59 pm

MichaelWildtuin wrote:Hi, I saw this bird near Shingwedzi. Is it possible to identify this bird?
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I'll give you a hint; It's not an Osprey... :wink:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by MichaelWildtuin » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:29 pm

deefstes wrote:
MichaelWildtuin wrote:Hi, I saw this bird near Shingwedzi. Is it possible to identify this bird?


I'll give you a hint; It's not an Osprey... :wink:


Haha thanks Deefstes.

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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:16 pm

Our latest pic from our trip to Kruger in June this year.
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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:55 pm

Great sighting and images :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread post by Leeukos » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:38 am

An African Fish-Eagle sitting in a tree at Lake Panic close to Skukuza.

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Re: Eagle, African Fish

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An African Fish-Eagle sitting in a tree at Lake Panic close to Skukuza.

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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread post by Leeukos » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:39 am

An African Fish-Eagle sitting in a tree at Lake Panic close to Skukuza.

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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread post by Leeukos » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:40 am

An African Fish-Eagle sitting in a tree at Lake Panic close to Skukuza.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:02 pm

Guys, I need your help. I don't recognize this raptor we saw in Augrabies. :? My closest guess is the Steppe Buzzard?

Our apologies for the quality of the photo's. At this stage we were in desperate trouble since DuQues' camera started giving Error 30 messages after we were SOAKED during a thunderstorm at the falls. It only cleared up after the camera dried out properly in the dry heat of Kgalagadi.

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I first though Jackal Buzzard but look at the tail in the first pic. The JB Juvenile doesn't have THAT prominent a band in the tail, does it?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:18 am

GP, If I had to make a call, I would say this is an immature Jackal Buzzard moulting into its adult plumage. This is also probably the reason why it already has a tail band but still has a pale belly. You can see the black head and chest is coming along as well as the dark wings..


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