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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by roaneric » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:14 pm

Hi Everyone

I'm a newbie in birding and decided to make my first bird list. I went through all the bird pics I took the last 10 years and my list coming on nicely. I just have trouble ID some of the birds (either the pics are not that good or I can't seem to ID them correctly) so I need help please. Here is my raptor pics I have trouble with

I changed the lightning and zoomed in so you can see better on some of the photos

Bird 1 I thought maybe a Ovambo sparrowhawk or southern pale chanting goshawk? (Aug, Krugerpark)
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Bird 2 Is it a Tawny eagle? (October, Krugerpark)
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Bird 3 Maybe a juv. dark chanting goshawk? (May, Krugerpark)
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Bird 4 no idea (August, Krugerpark)
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Bird 5 Brown snake eagle? (October, Krugerpark)
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Bird 6 This was a huge eagle. (August , Krugerpark)
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by roaneric » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:14 pm

Bird 7 No idea but I zoomed in with my super zoom camera and this was also a huge eagle (August, Krugerpark)
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Bird 8 Is this maybe a juv.Egyptian vulture (August, Krugerpark)
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Bird 9 The first few pics was zoomed in 24x and still it was a huge eagle. Could it be a juv. crowned eagle? (May 4th, Krugerpark)
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by roaneric » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:23 pm

Bird 10 (August 24 th, Krugerpark)
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Bird 11 Some sort of falcon? (March 3rd, Krugerpark)
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:57 pm

Roaneric, could you please tell us where and when you saw each of these birds? ID is difficult to impossible without that essential time and place information.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by roaneric » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:36 pm

Hi Arks. I will do my best. Be right back
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:21 pm

Hi there Roaneric

I will try and help as best I can :)

Bird 1 - Dark Chanting Goshawk
Bird 2- Agree with Tawny Eagle
Bird 3 -Juvenile Gabar Goshawk (juveniles tend to be bigger than adults)
Bird 4 - African Fish-Eagle (Still in transition into adult plumage)
Bird 5 - Tawny Eagle
Bird 6 - Beauty of a Tawny Eagle
Bird 7 - Looks to me like a Juvenile African Harrier-Hawk. That plumage with the barred tail, only thing it can be.
Bird 8 - Looks like a Hooded Vulture
Bird 9 - Juvenile Martial Eagle
Bird 10 - Think Steppe (Common) Buzzard is a safe call here
Bird 11 - Amur Falcon

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by roaneric » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:09 pm

Thanks for the ID DotDan :clap:

My list is now about 143 so I'm happy to add a few new species to the list.

I was wondering about number 8. It confuses me that it has dark feathers on his head. In my bird book the hooded vultures don't have such dark feathers on their heads? Or is my pictures or photos misleading?
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