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Re: Osprey

Unread post by bondm » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:09 pm

Thanks for your ID Bush Baptist. I will say it did look like it was going through a moult and appeared a bit scruffy. I didn't see it catch the fish, but hopefully it did catch it by itself and is on the way to adulthood.

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Re: Osprey

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:30 pm

It doesn't look far from its adult plumage, and I am sure it caught it itself.

A few years ago I saw one younger than this one in a muddy pond and it grabbed a catfish and took it to the shore. I think the parents teach them very young.
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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:28 pm

H1-6 close to Letaba.

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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread post by Goronta » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:46 pm

At Mopani restcamp entrance in july 2013


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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Albert » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:16 pm

Just north of Shingwedzi, April 2015.
(The more I look at this, the more I get the feeling I am missing something obvious, but I just can't nail down the ID!)

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:25 pm

Check pics of juvenile fish eagles Albert.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Albert » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:46 pm

Ah! Found it on p67 of Oberprielers book... :redface: :redface:
Thanks BB! As soon as I read "Fish Eagle" I knew what it was that looked familiar!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Tessa G » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:48 pm

Could I have help in Identifying this Eagle seen on the S100 in December 2015
At the time I was told it was a juvenile African Hawk Eagle, but I am not sure now because I see that the African Hawk Eagle has yellow eyes and feet.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by hilda » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:18 pm

The Juvenile African Hawk-Eagle has dark brown eyes Tessa G. I am also of the opinion that this is a juvenile African Hawk-Eagle. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Tessa G » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:48 pm

Thanks Hilda, yes I see that the adult has the yellow eyes. I got things confused me in my books. :doh:

I see that the juvenile starts off with a rufous colouring, (like the one we saw at Pafuri in my TR) and as it ages it changes from rufous with brown eyes to that as shown in my photo above.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by hilda » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:55 pm

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:36 am

This is a young African Fish-Eagle.

African Hawk-Eagles have feathered tarsi whereas the Fish-Eagle's tarsi is bare.

Tessa G wrote:Could I have help in Identifying this Eagle seen on the S100 in December 2015
At the time I was told it was a juvenile African Hawk Eagle, but I am not sure now because I see that the African Hawk Eagle has yellow eyes and feet.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Tessa G » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:17 pm

Thank you so much for clarifying the I.D Wildtuinman. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:35 pm

Is this a booted eagle? Seen at Engelhard dam on 11 April 2016.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:16 pm

Looks like a young Fish-Eagle, Arks. The underwing pattern and short tail fits well.
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