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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Wed May 27, 2009 9:19 pm

White-faced? or did you mean White-Backed. Agree! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby ice » Wed May 27, 2009 9:21 pm

yeah, white-backed, my mistake, the ones on top, right? or are they griffons? and what are the ones to the left of the lappet-faced (on the last photo), with the rather greyish neck?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Wed May 27, 2009 9:24 pm

Yup! all the ones without pink faces.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby michaelpr » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:53 pm

Ok, here's one more:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Sprocky » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:57 pm

White Backed Vulture

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby michaelpr » Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:04 pm

Thanks :)

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Unread postby Flutterby » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:41 pm

I know these aren't the clearest pics but I need some help please. :pray:

Is this a whitebacked vulture?

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Idenfitication Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:49 pm

Flutterby, White-Backe Vulture :D
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby deefstes » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:25 pm

Rusty Justy wrote:Flutterby, Cape Wagtail and White-Backe Vulture :D

Praytell sir, how did you rule out Cape Vulture?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Flutterby » Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:21 am

Thanks Rusty Justy for confirming my thoughts! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Vulture: White-backed Vulture

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:39 am

During the November wet and cold spell in Kruger NP when an estimated 1000 plus assorted mammals died due to exposure, vultures were rarely seen other than with full crops. What made this sighting at Nsemai Dam near Satara more special is that this obviously brimful African white-backed vulture also sported a tag (A092).

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On inquiry, I got the following from the Birds of Prey working group:
- it was caught, tagged and released on 13 February 2007
- it was classified as an adult bird
- it was sexed a female (probably after blood sample analysis)
- it was one of 85 birds caught on the day, processed (measurements taken of various features and blood samples taken, tagged and ringed) and released.
- Place of release was the Moholoholo rehabilitation centre near Hoedspruit
- time between release and re-sighting was 3y9m11d
- the re-sighting is only 74 km away (as the vulture flies) from the release site.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby ice » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:27 pm

problem is, pretty much all of my pics come from video footage, so by defintion they have a very low resolution; I'm afraid there is not much one could with enhancing software like photoshop. But I can still give it a shot, like with this one

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I assume there are three different vulture species: white-backed (far left and far right), white-headed (second to the left) and ruppel's griffon (in the middle, with its head up) - correct?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:05 pm

African white-backed vultures, the lot of them.

The one with the white neck is a sub-adult, not a white headed.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby pantera leo » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:08 pm

Hi ice I'm still no expert but I would say they are all White-backed Vulture's unfortunately!

:thumbs_up: See Imberbe got in just before me, thanks for confirmation!

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby ice » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:34 pm

ok, thanks


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