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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:27 pm

Snake eagles have 'bare' legs moobox. Looks very much like a tawny to me. The others that foncuse should not be 'here' yet.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by anne-marie » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:47 pm

or Kite :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by moobox » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:08 am

Thanks BB, I got that mixed up hey.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by ross hawkins » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:18 am

@moobox You have a good pic of an adult Tawny Eagle. This is the only large all brown eagle present at this time of year. Look at the legs and you'll see they are fully feathered, this is pertaining to all the true eagles. The Brown Snake-eagle and juvenile Bateleur will both have naked legs covered in scales.
Both Black Kite and Yellow-billed Kites are not present in SA at this time of year.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by anne-marie » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:26 am

ross hawkins wrote:@moobox You have a good pic of an adult Tawny Eagle. This is the only large all brown eagle present at this time of year. Look at the legs and you'll see they are fully feathered, this is pertaining to all the true eagles. The Brown Snake-eagle and juvenile Bateleur will both have naked legs covered in scales.
Both Black Kite and Yellow-billed Kites are not present in SA at this time of year.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:10 am

ross hawkins wrote:Both Black Kite and Yellow-billed Kites are not present in SA at this time of year.


Surprisingly I saw one over my house in Pinelands last weekend and a pair in WCNP on Wednesday. Maybe they have got tired of the Northern summer already.

Most unusual.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by ross hawkins » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:20 am

BB very unusual indeed. Do you have any pics by any chance?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by moobox » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:23 am

Thanks a lot Ross.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:51 am

Unfortunately not Ross. On Wed I was driving and by the time I had stopped they were far off, but they came teasingly close for me to ID them. The one last weekend my wife IDed and commented that 'it should not be here'. It is not the first time I have seen the occasional YBK that overwinters.

I wonder if they are sub-adults not ready to breed, or old timers past it and too lazy to fly 'home'.

Any comments/discussion?
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Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:27 am

:yaya: ...Need help to ID the younger bird with the Bateleur please...could it possibly be a juvenile Bateleur??

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:12 am

Difficult to say because the photo doesn't show the head of the bird properly but I would say it could be a Tawny Eagle.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:15 am

Thanks DotDan :thumbs_up: Unfortunately only have a video of this sighting :wall:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:09 am

Definitely not a juv bateleur.

But what it is who knows?? Can't see the legs which would help.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:56 pm

DotDan wrote:Difficult to say because the photo doesn't show the head of the bird properly but I would say it could be a Tawny Eagle.

Have taken some more video screen shots ...where the head is more visible...unfortunately this is the best I could get from the video. :)
Bush Baptist wrote:Definitely not a juv bateleur.
But what it is who knows?? Can't see the legs which would help.

Thanks BB :thumbs_up: Not sure with the extra 2 pics is it is perhaps possible to ID???

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:31 am

Agreed. Trrp, your one is bothering me.

Where did you see it and when? that might give us some more clues, or eliminations.
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