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Eagle, African Fish

Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by salamanda » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:21 pm

I wondered if anyone can confirm (or not . . . !) that these are juv White-headed Vultures? Seen at Shibotwana on the S100 last year.


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Sorry, the pic is lousy, I thought it would come out a bit more clearly than this. But with all the experts we have maybe someone can still tell?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Moegaai » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:48 pm

salamanda wrote:I wondered if anyone can confirm (or not . . . !) that these are juv White-headed Vultures? Seen at Shibotwana on the S100 last year.


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Sorry, the pic is lousy, I thought it would come out a bit more clearly than this. But with all the experts we have maybe someone can still tell?

Eish, Salamanda, and you complain that Imax and I use bad pics for the challenge!!! :twisted:

It's really difficult to call, but I'm wondering if it's not possibly African Fish-Eagle. The one on the left seems to be typical juv plumage, where the one on the right is looking like sub-ad plumage.

Let's see what the others say...

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by salamanda » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:09 pm

Moegaai wrote:Eish, Salamanda, and you complain that Imax and I use bad pics for the challenge!!! :twisted:

It's really difficult to call, but I'm wondering if it's not possibly African Fish-Eagle. The one on the left seems to be typical juv plumage, where the one on the right is looking like sub-ad plumage.

Let's see what the others say...


Heh heh. I should have offered it to you guys . . . :slap:

I was unfortunately rather far away.

Thanks Moeggai. I did think of Fish Eagle. (At full res, you can see that the upper mandible is very thick,down-curving and rather truncated which is why I wondered about the vulture.)

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Elsa » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:26 pm

As for salamanda's pic, I would agree the bird on the right does look like a lot like an Imm. or Juv Fish Eagle.

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Unread post by Siobain » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:24 pm

H4-2 south of Lower Sabie

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Not the best quality, but still the best bird. :wink:

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Unread post by Timepilot » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:45 am

In all my years of snapping these magnificent birds, for the first time I managed to get one in "full call" :dance:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Lionspoon » Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:32 pm

Dear Stiffnecks!

I pledge to start my own bird list on my last trip to KNP and donate 25 Rand for each species I would find. Now could you please help me to ID the following birds properly? :pray:

S114 (I think, it was Biyamiti, but I forgot to write it down. :redface: )

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Juvenile Fish Eagle?
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Unread post by Rusty Justy » Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:45 pm

Fish Eagle :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Magic Guarri » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:07 pm

Just came into this topic! My favourite bird!!!
I love his call - thats one of the most beautiful sounds of the bush!

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by iNkwazi » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:29 pm

Need help with this one please. Taken this morning near Croc Bridge - it was far away - have cropped it to get a better view. Was therefore quite large. Could it be a juv. fish eagle?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by HannoLangenhoven » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:03 pm

Spot on with the maybe. An Imm African Fish-Eagle. In one of the final moults before full adult plumage if not the final moult. Nice one!

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by iNkwazi » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:07 pm

Thanks, Hanno. :thumbs_up:
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