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Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by anne-marie » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:40 pm

but not a lot of juvenils with big yellow eyes :hmz:
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Unread post by granjan » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:43 pm

Good point Anna-Marie. [ i'm still secretly hoping it might be an osprey.........]

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Ferdelance » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:09 pm

I'm also no expert but I think what is causing problems here is that this bird may be wet and the feathers are showing some of the dawn feathers...therefore giving the bird a whiter appearance than usual. That said the featherless grey Tarsis and yellow eye point to the snake eagle family! It looks like a Juv bird so I would say either Black chested snake eagle or Brown Snake eagle. I still tend to say more likely a Brown Snake eagle Juv...
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:17 am

Ferdelance is correct. Immature Brown Snake-Eagle.

Saw this one near Shimuwini earlier this year.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by anne-marie » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:13 am

thank you :D
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by granjan » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:55 pm

Thanks, WTM!

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Ludwig » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:39 pm

Hello,

please can anyone help me to identify this bird.


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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:04 am

Brown snake eagle.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Ludwig » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:21 pm

Thank you Bush Baptist!

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by cfraser » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:50 pm

Hi Guys

I have a couple tester's for you:

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_C6F0127 by fraserc86, on Flickr

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:10 pm

Where and when did you photograph the birds, cfraser?

5. Brown Snake-Eagle.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:18 pm

5 is as Oom says, brown snake eagle.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by cfraser » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:55 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:5 is as Oom says, brown snake eagle.


:thumbs_up:

updated original post with dates taken within the Kruger!

Shoe.....i need some more practice identifying these guys! haha :big_eyes:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:55 am

Agree with WTM on 5 :thumbs_up:


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