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Identification Help - Raptors

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:16 am

I would go with Tawny Eagles, and the one in the middle pic looks like the pale form.

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Unread post by DotDan » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:16 am

The last two I would also say Tawny, but the first pic is too small so I can't make out the detail. It could very well be a young African Hawk-Eagle.

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Unread post by Garyd73 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:20 pm

Here is one I spotted in Kruger in April 2015 if anyone can help please, the pictures are both of the same bird.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:46 pm

Perhaps a pale morph tawny, Gary?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by umtali1 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:54 pm

arks wrote:Perhaps a pale morph tawny, Gary?

my thoughts too.....
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:41 am

arks wrote:Perhaps a pale morph tawny, Gary?


Yip, my guess as well

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Unread post by hilda » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:46 pm

I agree with pale morph Tawny Eagle Garyd73! :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by gatita » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:00 pm

I need some help with ids, please

1. seen from our guest house in Pretoria on 23.02.2016.

I think the one on the right is an african harrier-hawk? Any ideas about the other one? Maybe a yellow-billed kite?

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2. Matjulu loop 24.02.2016

I thought that this is a juvenile martial eagle but now I am wondering if it could be a pale Wahlberg’s?

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3. H7 26.02.2016 Wahlberg’s or lesser spotted eagle?

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4. S 100 26.02.2016 cape vulture?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:26 pm

Gatta, I would agree with Cape Vulture on no4, and perhaps a Wahlberg's eagle on no 3.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:35 am

Karin Mitton wrote:I would agree with Cape Vulture on no4

I can't see a light eye, so would have to question this ID :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:55 am

1. Agree with Gymnogene and Kite.
2. Also lean towards a Wahlberg's
3. So tough. Do you have more photos?
4. Looks like there are dark centres on the covers which would point to Cape Vulture. Any more photos of this one?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:35 am

Here are three raptors that I need ID help with, all seen in KNP in mid-April 2016.

1. This first bird was seen near the southern end of the Timbavati road (S39), perhaps a honey buzzard?
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2. This bird was seen very early one morning in Pafuri (I've lightened it a bit), perhaps a lizard buzzard?
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3. I'm thinking that this one is a little sparrowhawk, just after making a kill along the Crooks Corner road in Pafuri. I'd thought that I was seeing two doves flying along out of the corner of my eye and then there was a great flurry and pinwheeling of feathers as the little raptor took the dove and landed in the grass close to my car.
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20-24 April Mapungubwe: Leokwe
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Albert » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:46 am

Arks, I cannot comment on the first bird, but I'd agree with Lizard Buzzard on the second. No 3 I think is an African Goshawk (yellow eyes and greyish cere; adult Little Sparrowhawk would have a yellow cere).
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:47 am

I would say number one looks like a Snake-Eagle to me.


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