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Unread post by MichaelWildtuin » Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:28 pm

Maxwell wrote:Probably is a Hawk-Eagle.
I am not a great fan of Splitting and the varieties of "Common" Brown Buzzards leave me cold.
Mountain/Forest - Common & Steppe. All the same really. Even the experts disagree so until they make their minds up I shall join the Buzzards on the fence. :tongue:


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Re: Eagles: African Hawk Eagle

Unread post by gwendolen » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:02 pm

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African Hawk-eagle (Aquila spilogaster) by gwendolen, on Flickr

Seen en route from Bateleur Bush Camp to Rooibosrand.

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Unread post by DavenJan » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:04 am

Hi, Please help with this one seen in the Satara area over New Year. Thanks

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Unread post by Niall » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:09 am

DJ, I reckon this is an immature African Hawk Eagle.

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Unread post by salamanda » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:11 pm

This bird was rather far away so I had to crop it for ID, not very clear I'm afraid. Could it be a juv Martial Eagle? Seen on the Crocodile River Road, mid-June.

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Unread post by Dabchick » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:06 am

Salamanda, I'm going to pass on your bird. The raptor seems to have bare legs, which will rule out the true eagles (including Martial). But I think it is going to turn out to be a juvenile or sub-adult of some kind, as I can't find a adult raptor that fits all characteristics that I can see... :lol: My best bet would be sub-adults black-chested snake eagle, but the apparently dark eye throws me off ... let's see what the experts come up with :D

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Unread post by salamanda » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:14 am

Dabchick wrote:Salamanda, I'm going to pass on your two birds. I'm not good with flycatchers, and the raptor seems to have bare legs, which will rule out the true eagles (including Martial). But I think it is going to turn out to be a juvenile or sub-adult of some kind, as I can't find a adult raptor that fits all characteristics that I can see... :lol: My best bet would be sub-adults black-chested snake eagle, but the apparently dark eye throws me off ... let's see what the experts come up with :D



Thanks Dabchick.

Here below is a further crop, hope this will help someone with the raptor. Please also see the flycatcher above! Thanks.

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Unread post by Dabchick » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:10 am

Okay, definitely not BCSE :hmz:

Now it seems to me that there are some white feathers on the lower legs (not bare legs as I thought before), just very thin/tight covering of white feathers....

I now think it is an immature African hawk eagle, starting to get adult colours, as evidenced from the white rather than buffish "pants"

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Unread post by salamanda » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:58 am

Dabchick wrote:Okay, definitely not BCSE :hmz:

Now it seems to me that there are some white feathers on the lower legs (not bare legs as I thought before), just very thin/tight covering of white feathers....

I now think it is an immature African hawk eagle, starting to get adult colours, as evidenced from the white rather than buffish "pants"


Yes, I did wonder if it might be that, my Raptor Guide shows white feathers very tight to the leg and it does have that flattish head . . . . Thanks Dabchick. :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Leeukos » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:43 am

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Unread post by Philip1 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:48 am

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by naomi c » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:24 pm

Saw this raptor in the western section of Mapungubwe at the beginning of the month. Juvenile Verreaux's Eagle?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:39 pm

Hi Naomi

I think the first one is probably a African Hawk-Eagle, Busy moulting from Juvenile to Adult plumage.

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Unread post by Pumbaa » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:02 pm

I found another bird where I need the help from the experts :redface: :redface: :redface:

This I guess is an African Hawk Eagle - Seen in the Letaba riverbed on the S93 on on 22.02.13

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Sorry this picture is extreme enlarged :wink:

Thanks for your help here :gflower:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:53 am

This bird is an African Hawk-Eagle.
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