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Buzzard: Steppe

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:21 pm

Here's my go!

juvenile gabar goshawk
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by adrianp » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:39 pm

The "brown snake eagle" is more likely to be one of the buzzards, possibly a juvenile Jackal Buzzard. When and where did you see it?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Gilbertr14 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:04 pm

Saw The Chappie just outside pretoriaskop corner of S14 and H2-2

Yellow Billed Kite, Forgot they also have leggings

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by MattAxel » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:20 am

They are:

Steppe Buzzard

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by DotDan » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:38 am

Jackal Buzzard is very uncommon in Kruger, but Pretorious Kop is probably one of the better places to find it, that and Berg en Dal, but in saying that, I think this is a Steppe Buzzard. The barring on the tail and the streaked underparts looks like a good indication.

Ruling out Gabar due to the lack of a white tail tip and the baring on tail would be much thicker.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Gilbertr14 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:56 am

Thanks Guys Much Appreciated.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:26 am

I didn't go for Steppe buzzard because I didn't see black on the wingtips.
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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by KobusF » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:46 am

Hi friends.....some help please. Photo was taken near Shingwedzi Jan 2012

3 Steppe buzzard
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4 Steppe buzzard
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13/6 tot 16/6 2015 Mopani
17/12 tot 21/12 2015 Onder Sabie
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:22 am

:thumbs_up: Spot on.. 2 Steppe Buzzards.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:27 am

Hi Kobus,

I think you are correct with 3 & 4.
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Re: Buzzard: Steppe

Unread post by Wild about cats » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:09 am

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Back to Letaba in April, July and September

Birding Weekend 2014 - Satara 3

Exploring Letaba - '13-'14

Letaba Ladies, 3rd Edition - '14 - '15

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by salamanda » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:11 pm

This bird was seen in the KZN Midlands.

Seen around a pan

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Forest margin Possibly Imm Steppe Buzzard or Forest Buzzard?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by salamanda » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:12 am

Johan please could you look at my bird above? Many thanks.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by DotDan » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:48 am

Salamanda, the Raptor is a Steppe Buzzard.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by salamanda » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:11 am

Many thanks DotDan. How do you distinguish Steppe Buzzard from Forest Buzzard at this stage? I never can tell the difference . . . .


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