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Unread post by Nico » Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:42 am

In this little video you see some of Krugers Fish Eagles filmed on several locations. :wink:

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Unread post by Mgoddard » Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:43 am

Sorting through my photos and thought to share these 2 with you.

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Unread post by anne-marie » Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:35 am

you take the sound of Nico's video... x two... and ...

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it was in March 2008 near Croc. Bridge :D
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Unread post by Pieter Steyn » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:49 am

Juvenile fish eagle

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fish eagle??

Unread post by Gregor » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:09 pm

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identification Eagle


I have another bird in this case a raptor for identification
It seems clearly a fish eagle to me, but notice the black spots on it's chest, can anyone explain this to me please?
Is it maybe not complete mature yet?
I really am curious about this.
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Re: fish eagle??

Unread post by Wild about cats » Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:15 pm

Hi Gregor
Looks like its not entirely mature yet. Have a look at http://www.kenyabirds.org.uk/f_eagle_flying.htm. It has the same kind of marking as the bird in your photo.
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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:07 pm

Yes, almost mature fish eagle.
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Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:27 pm

Hi Gregor
Here is the photo of the Sub-adult fish Eagle.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by MarkWildDog » Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:52 pm

Looks like a juvenile crowned eagle to me. They tend to be more darker than the ME. Also the crowned juvenile is rufousy and almost completely white in the head areas. Crowned juveniles have dark speckling on the flanks and legs, tail and underwing heavily barred. Crown more prominent? I think the experienced experts will have something different tho.

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Unread post by Richprins » Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:35 pm

MarkWildDog wrote:Looks like a juvenile crowned eagle to me.


Hey, Nannie!

Definitely not Martial, and looks like a big bird, judging from the developed claws.

(Eliminating the weird variations of the hawk eagles...)

Have never seen a crowned eagle, but would agree with Mark!

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Unread post by Imberbe » Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:37 pm

Nannie wrote:Is this a juv.ME.,it looks different to others posted here,and has me stumped.Help please.


Not a Martial ... front of the martial juv. is almost pure white. Just a bib when young, gaining some spots as it gets older. Not the large amount of dark feathers this one has.

Not a Crowned juv. ... the cere (the back part of its beak, going in to its gape, just below the eye) should be yellow. The crowned eagle is a robust bird.

Its an juvenile Fish Eagle. :wink:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by MarkWildDog » Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:53 pm

Imberbe wrote:Its an juvenile Fish Eagle. :wink:


Why? Didnt even think of that. But anyway.. IMO this one is to light for a juv fish eagle. They show a lot of white during flight but when perched, barely any. Where crowned juveniles are much more lighter and a tad rufousy. Also juv fish eagle has a mostly yellow bill? Juv crowned mostly grey. All these pointed me to crowned. But im probably wrong, havnt seen fish eagles enough to judge, so I see where you're coming from Imberbe. 8)

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Unread post by Imberbe » Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:44 am

MarkWildDog wrote:
Imberbe wrote:Its an juvenile Fish Eagle. :wink:


Why? Didnt even think of that. But anyway.. IMO this one is to light for a juv fish eagle. They show a lot of white during flight but when perched, barely any. Where crowned juveniles are much more lighter and a tad rufousy. Also juv fish eagle has a mostly yellow bill? Juv crowned mostly grey. All these pointed me to crowned. But im probably wrong, havnt seen fish eagles enough to judge, so I see where you're coming from Imberbe. 8)


No ... juvenile fish eagle do not have a yellow bill.

The juvenile fish eagle can show a lot of white when perching, as the amount of white is increasing as it gets older.
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Unread post by shangri-la » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:15 pm

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Whooo !! fab photos Guys

Thanks for showing them
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Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:11 pm

The Nsemani dam eagles:
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