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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Kamadejo » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:59 am

Thanks so much for all the help here. :D :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Elsa » Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:53 pm

Nice deductions and a good team effort there! :clap:
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Unread post by Richprins » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:12 pm

Sjoe!

It's difficult!

What about Mountain buzzard?

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Unread post by MattAxel » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:26 pm

Richprins wrote:What about Mountain buzzard?


Hi Richpins

Mountain Buzzard and Forest Buzzard are the same bird. Well they're actually a sub-species, Mountain Buzzard you get in East Africa and Forest is the sub-species that you get in South Africa.

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Unread post by Richprins » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:47 pm

Aha!

That's why Forest is not in my book! :shock:

Thanks, Matt! :k

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Unread post by anne-marie » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:27 pm

Elsa wrote:Nice deductions and a good team effort there! :clap:
and is why I say again and again... it's one of the best thread... on the forum :D
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Kamadejo » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:05 am

So true Elsa and Anne-Marie :D :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by naomi c » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:50 pm

Another one - pics taken at Ngwenya Lodge, last weekend in October. My first thought was Little Sparrow Hawk, but the bird looked to big. Am I just optimistic to think it can perhaps be an African Goshawk? - would be a lifer for me!

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Unread post by MattAxel » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:02 pm

Your accipter is an African Goshawk, there's been one resident at Ngwenya for a few years now. It perches on top of the 1 bat box every evening and catches a bat as they are coming out. Congrats on the lifer.

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Unread post by naomi c » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:07 pm

Thanks for the speedy reply! :thumbs_up:

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

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

This falcon was attacking nearly half an hour a water pipe in Skukuza restcamp at the waterfront bungalows on 15.02.2013 - It was amazing to watch until it realized that this prey is indeed uneatable.

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

This bird is a young African Goshawk.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Pumbaa » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:39 pm

Thanks for your help wildtuinman :clap: :clap: :clap:

The African goshawk is in fact a new bird for us. :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:30 am

It is a super bird for Kruger, although it is quite common in Skukuza. We also saw one last month in the Safari tent section of Skukuza. Perhaps even the same bird. :D

Apart from the Skukuza area where I have had several sightings now, I saw another young bird near Croc Bridge and an adult at Shingwedzi.

It is an awesome bird!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Elsa » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:22 pm

I know I should know this bird but just can't make up my mind and my field guides are not helping!
Seen in Kruger in June this year. :slap:
Sparrowhawk?

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