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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby cfraser » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:11 pm

cfraser wrote:Hi Guys

I have a couple tester's for you:

DIFFICULT AND WE NOT SURE? - Seems like possibly a European Honey Buzzard from the google pics I've looked at

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby cfraser » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:56 pm

Another angle (sort of) on #3

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What about a Juvenile Shikra or Juvenile Little Sparrowhawk for #4?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:35 pm

#3 looks like it has 'hairy' legs.

How about juvenile lesser spotted eagle?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MattAxel » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:05 pm

Thanks for the additional shot of #3 cfraser :thumbs_up:
Now I'm almost certain that my first impression of Euro Honey Buzzard was correct.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:58 am

#3 Is definitely a Honey-Buzzard! What a sighting!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby naomi c » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:45 pm

Before I get all excited please confirm the ID of this bird.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:55 pm

Honey-Buzzard! Well done. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:15 pm

WOW!

That is a great find! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby naomi c » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:42 pm

Thanks WTM and JVR! :thumbs_up:

Awesome to get a lifer in your own backyard! :dance: :dance: Our resident pair of Hadeda's gave it's presence away. I am sure it was around again yesterday afternoon for they were once more totally hysterical but I could not find it again. :D

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby hilda » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:49 pm

Wonderful naomi c! And beautifully captured too! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:57 pm

wow nice one :dance: :clap:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby maretam » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:37 am

Seen at Ndumo GR over December. Steppe Buzzard or Honey Buzzard? We saw hundreds of Steppe Buzzard in Northern Natal over December but this ones posture just seemed a bit different so this left us a bit unsure.

It was sitting in a very dense forest area and this is the only pictures I could get of it.


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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:45 am

WOW!

Good for honey buzzard. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby maretam » Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:39 am

Johan van Rensburg wrote:WOW!

Good for honey buzzard. :thumbs_up:



O yeah! :dance: :dance: :dance:

We've seen it once before but only in flight and only for a few moments...this was last year on the KNP Birding Weekend so was confirmed and identified by one of the guides.

So this is fantastic! We thought it might be but did not want to get too excited.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:31 pm

Honey Buzzard :dance: :clap: :clap: :clap:
I've got some here too in summer, european summer :wink:
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