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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by sarafl » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:11 pm

Hello Everyone. I would like some help identifying some birds from my last trip. All of the following pictures were taken in late May/early June on roads near the Hippo pools in Kruger. Thank you in advance for your help!

1. I have no idea what it is
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:13 am

Correct on all counts, except no 1!

Juvenile booted eagle perhaps.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by sarafl » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:46 pm

Thanks everyone for the fast replies. So to be sure I have it right here is what the pictures probably are of:

1. No idea or juvenile booted eagle (unfortunately it is the only photo I have and obviously not the best)

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by MattAxel » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:10 pm

1. Tawny Eagle

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Johann » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:43 pm

MattAxel wrote:1. Tawny Eagle...

Agree :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Gilbertr14 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:02 pm

Hello Guys

Just came back from Kruger. Satata, Tamboti, Pretoriuskop area, got a few unknowns and confirmations.

4. - Lower Sabie
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by MattAxel » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:05 pm

Okay I haven't checked any books or references yet, but here is what I get at first glance:

4. Tawny Eagle

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by KobusF » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:30 pm

Me and the eagles again. Some help please. Photo was taken in KNP near Lower Sabie Jan 2013

Tawny or lesser spotted eagle
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13/6 tot 16/6 2015 Mopani
17/12 tot 21/12 2015 Onder Sabie
27/12 tot 2/1 2016 Letaba

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:55 am

Tawny Eagle. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by KobusF » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:12 pm

Thanks DotDan for the help i was hoping it is a lesser spotted eagle.
13/6 tot 16/6 2015 Mopani
17/12 tot 21/12 2015 Onder Sabie
27/12 tot 2/1 2016 Letaba

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by charbel » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:24 pm

Dear forumites
Would you agree these eagles I photographed at June 4th in KTP, in the Aoub River Road, are Booted Eagles?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:10 pm

You have a very strong case charbel.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by charbel » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:33 pm

Thanks, Bush Baptist,
Nice. First Booted Eagle in Africa, I've seen them in Andalucia some months ago,but never in Africa.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by MattAxel » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:16 pm

Hi Charbel

They are both Tawny Eagles. Remember Booted eagles are migratory, and won't be around in June.
I wonder if this is the same pair I saw along the Aoub River 2 weeks ago. It was a dark and light morph Tawny just like these 2 and I saw them in more or less the same spot 2 mornings in a row.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by charbel » Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:18 am

oops, thanks, Mattaxel....

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