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Identification Help - Raptors

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by isinkwe » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:26 am

Can anyone help me with this. I am thinking Lesser Spotted Eagle. Seen in the Red Rocks (Shingwedzi) area at end December 2016

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:47 pm

Spot on.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by isinkwe » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:56 pm

Thanks very much wildtuinman :thumbs_up:
Happy with that one :D
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Jesscan1 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:19 pm

@wildtuinman.

AndyM says "Here is the shot of the Raptor spotted at Pretoria Botanical Garden this morning by Aiden.

The bird was at "boeing airplane" height.

I extracted as much as possible from the image. The barring on the chest is not visible, but the under-wing pattern maybe diagnostic".

Ovambo Sparrowhawk
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:56 am

Jesscan1 wrote:@wildtuinman.

AndyM says "Here is the shot of the Raptor spotted at Pretoria Botanical Garden this morning by Aiden.

The bird was at "boeing airplane" height.

I extracted as much as possible from the image. The barring on the chest is not visible, but the under-wing pattern maybe diagnostic".

Ovambo Sparrowhawk
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Thanks for this! Your pic is a little better than mine!

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:25 am

Thanks jesscan! Yeah still looks like an Ovambo to me
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by hilda » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:48 am

Can't believe the clarity of this picture at that height Andy M! Brilliant picture! :clap: :clap:

Stunning ID of this raptor Wildtuinman! Only an expert is able to do this! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:36 pm

Yup, still Ovambo!!

Ask Andy to post the Honey-Buzzard photos :)

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Jesscan1 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:57 pm

The Honey Buzzard was a gazillion miles away!

The 1st pic is as shot with a very long lens.

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The 2nd pic is the cropped and edited pic.

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