Identification Help - Raptors

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More like Wahlberg’s
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ross hawkins wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 6:01 pm More like Wahlberg’s
Interesting. I only have Roberts descriptions and illustrations to go on, and was prompted with Steppe because;
Narrow tail terminal bar vs broad bar,
Open tail vs square ruler like (which stayed open whilst circling overhead),
Curved broad bulging wings vs 'flying cross' and 'markedly straight wings',
Feet protrude about 1/3 down tail vs 1/2,
Appears to have 7 'fingers',
Dark vent,
and gape appears to extend beyond eye.
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Seen this morning and then this evening again around Berg-en-dal. Common or Long-legged Buzzard? (click on pic to enlarge)

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Common Buzzard
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ross hawkins wrote: Wed Feb 28, 2024 8:46 pm Common Buzzard
Thanks Ross :thumbs_up:

When taking pics I was convinced I was looking at a new bird, have seen thousands around home.
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Going through some old photos I found this one. Taken in October close to Shingwedzi.

Only one photo taken and no idea what this could be so once again I need your help.

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Little Sparrowhawk
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Thank you :gflower: :gflower:
This would be a lifer for me!
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Another picture from November 2017 taken in Kgalagadi at Kij Kij Waterhole.


Pallid or Montagu Harrier?
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These two are quite difficult to separate
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Thank you Ross. So this Harrier will remain an UFO :lol: :lol: :lol:

Here I have another strange looking raptor, also in Kgalagadi, also in November 2017.

Perhaps a Jackal Buzzard? (but never before seen one in KTP)
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It does look like a Jackal Buzzard.
Here is the distribution for KTP, so they do occur there.
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ross hawkins wrote: Fri Mar 08, 2024 7:48 pm These two are quite difficult to separate
Per Roberts the wings shorter than the tail and "bold white collar below prominent dark face patch which extends to base of bill" would indicate juv Pallid ?
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RichardJ wrote: Sat Mar 09, 2024 9:17 pm
ross hawkins wrote: Fri Mar 08, 2024 7:48 pm These two are quite difficult to separate
Per Roberts the wings shorter than the tail and "bold white collar below prominent dark face patch which extends to base of bill" would indicate juv Pallid ?
Was also wondering about this. According to Roberts: Female Pallid Harrier has larger dark face patch extending forward below eye to base of bill (not confined to rear of eye). Both sexes have whitish collar (indistinct or absent in Montagu's Harrier) separating face patch and streaked neck.
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Wow, that looks so much like a Jackal Buzzard to me. :shock:
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