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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 johanclassen » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:05 pm

Sorry for the Quality of this image...Near Letaba, two Juv Fish Eagles

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:40 am

Tried my raptor guide for the first time :dance: and I think you are correct in your ID of the Fish Eagles.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by sandeep » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:20 am

I would agree with your id Johanclassen. The juvenile fish eagles. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by johanclassen » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:15 am

Thanks Karin Mitton and Sandeep for your input. Appreciate. :)

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:29 am

Agree with the raptor id, including that of the immature Fish Eagle.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by johanclassen » Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:21 pm

Appreciate your confirmation Wildtuiman. Cheers :lol:

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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

:thumbs_up:
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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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