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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

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

#3 Is definitely a Honey-Buzzard! What a sighting!
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Unread post by 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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Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:55 pm

Honey-Buzzard! Well done. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:15 pm

WOW!

That is a great find! :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by 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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Unread post by hilda » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:49 pm

Wonderful naomi c! And beautifully captured too! :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by anne-marie » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:57 pm

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

Unread post by 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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Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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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Re: Buzzard: European Honey

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:53 am

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