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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Scorpion » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:22 pm

Hi all you stiffnecks, don't know if you identified this raptor on one of the earlier pages so please be patient with a newbie and help me out :pray:

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Saw it in a tree 2 days after a leopard feasted on his zebra kill finishing what was left over.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Batmad » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:25 pm

Looks like a Juv Tawney Eagle to me
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:00 pm

Tawny Eagle :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Scorpion » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:16 am

Thank you :) The colours totally confused me! Got lots of pics of the Tawny but in none did I find it so light in colour. :redface:
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Re: Eagle, Tawny

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:50 pm

Saw this Tawny Eagle in Kruger in Feb this year.
and we were quite fascinated by the 2 tone colouration on its back.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Haplo » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:45 pm

Anyone care to illuminate the following bird - I believe it is either a Juvenile Verreaux's Eagle - or Tawny eagle - but believe this, no books that I own make a difinitive differentiation between the two, just say that they both look very much alike......
Rekon the fact that my bird has very little black in the face may swing it away from Verreaux eagle, but then the very dark wings are nothing like the Tawny, and swing it back to the Verreaux.
C'mon wise ones - please tell me what you think, and some detail as to your train of thought, so I can learn from it.
PS - This bird was Huge - the largest raptor I have seen in the wild - not counting the ones I have seen in captivity.


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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by mountainview » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:26 pm

Hi Haplo

The Juvenile Verreaux's is mottled dark and pale on chest and legs with 'scaled' effects on wing coverts. Possibly juvenile Pale form Tawny?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:38 pm

Sub-Adult Tawny Eagle.......
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by ice » Wed May 06, 2009 4:21 pm

ok, here's the first one off a series of raptors I filmed during our recent trip to KTP and KNP - I mention that these are snapshots of video tapes because they sometimes lack quality (as these pics right here surely do)

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whalberg's? or tawny?

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PS: I just noticed that I posted this under "general birds", my mistake...I'll double post it over at raptors, maybe one of the mods can delete this post right here
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Wed May 06, 2009 8:52 pm

Looks like Tawny Eagle........
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Re: Eagle, Tawny

Unread post by Mant » Fri May 08, 2009 12:37 pm

Hi,

I saw this Tawny Eagle on my trip to Tamboti at the beginning of March.

He was posing so nicely for me. :)

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Zapman » Sat May 09, 2009 5:01 pm

Ice I think it's a Tawny
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by ice » Sat May 09, 2009 5:15 pm

thanks zapman

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by ice » Tue May 12, 2009 10:47 pm

More from me (filmed near nossob) - a Tawny?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Tue May 12, 2009 10:56 pm

Indeed a Tawny Eagle :thumbs_up:
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