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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby DotDan » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:37 am

Some more information on the sighting would be helpful Xelas. When, Where etc.

I am going for African Hawk-Eagle here. Looks like a juvenile busy transitioning into Adult plumage.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby barryels » Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:18 am

Hi DotDan,

Xelas saw the bird in Kgalagadi on 27 April 2015 between Rooikop and Kaspersdraai :thumbs_up: .

My guess on this bird was a Brown Juvenile variation of a Steppe Buzzard :hmz: .
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Tdgraves » Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:16 pm

Come on guys, is there really no-one who can help with my ID?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Waterbuck » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:06 pm

My gut feel here is also for Steppe Buzzard - the light and dark shade split on the chest is what points me in that direction. But alas, don't just depend on my guess as there are some raptor fundi's out there that should be able to confirm this. :roll:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:51 pm

Tdgraves wrote:Come on guys, is there really no-one who can help with my ID?
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Young tawny eagle Td.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:58 pm

@xelas, I am pretty sure it is a juvenile jackal buzzard.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Tdgraves » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:50 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:
Tdgraves wrote:Come on guys, is there really no-one who can help with my ID?
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Young tawny eagle Td.


Really Bush Baptist? It seemed much larger and more powerful than the ones I have seen before....
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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:35 am

@Td - yes, they vary in size and are the only brown eagle found in Kgalagadi.
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Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:14 am

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:49 am

DotDan wrote:Some more information on the sighting would be helpful Xelas. When, Where etc.

I am going for African Hawk-Eagle here. Looks like a juvenile busy transitioning into Adult plumage.


Last time I checked, African Hawk-Eagle had feathered tarsi. :twisted:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby DotDan » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:05 am

You are correct WTM, and I must confess I didn't really spend on it and shot from the hip with the ID.

Looking at it again now, I will say it is most likely a Jackal Buzzard. But hey, I am rusty, lets give this one to the experts.

What do you reckon WTM?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:50 am

lets give this one to the experts.
What do you reckon WTM?


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Re: Owlet, Pearl-spotted

Unread postby lemonbalm » Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:39 pm

Is my ID of Pearl Spotted Owlet correct? Photos taken in KNP along the tar road between Mopani and Tsendze, just outside Tsendze in early June 2012.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby jaytea » Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:02 pm

Just making sure that my guess of Wahlberg's eagle for this one is correct!? Near Talamati in Nov... Thanks!
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And this is one as well??
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby charbel » Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:36 am

Dear forumites
This is a difficult one. Very high in the sky. It is cropped to the maximum possible, beyond that it becomes very blurred. It was seen in H1-1 June13th, in the morning.

My guess (nothing more than that) is that this is a juvenile African Crowned Eagle... What do you think?

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