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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Mon May 22, 2017 7:17 am

wildtuinman wrote:Looks like it has a rufous vent which would be consistent with an Eurasian Hobby, especially with that white throat.

What time of the year was it seen?


What would this be? I thought t was a Lanner Falcon? I saw it with brown blob that is my bird above.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Jesscan1 » Tue May 23, 2017 6:48 pm

Please can someone help with the ID of this Falcon seen on the H4-1 between Lower Sabie and Skukuza on 14 May 2017?

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue May 23, 2017 7:20 pm

Very lovely juvenile peregrine falcon. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by isinkwe » Tue May 23, 2017 7:22 pm

I think that is a Peregrine
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Unread post by isinkwe » Tue May 23, 2017 7:24 pm

There we go Bush Baptist got in just before me , I am quite pleased i got it right :D
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Unread post by Jesscan1 » Tue May 23, 2017 7:26 pm

Thanks very much for the speedy response. Greatly appreciated.


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Unread post by umtali1 » Tue May 23, 2017 10:51 pm

Brilliant sighting, Jesscan1 :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by Wild about cats » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:18 pm

Hello! Could someone help me with this raptor? Seen about a week or two ago very close to Satara. I was thinking a tawny with a colour morph maybe?

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:09 pm

You are thinking correctly WAC. Strange but lovely morphing.
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Unread post by Wild about cats » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:22 am

Okay great!

But something so weird happened - I snapped this shot while driving down to stay at Tamboti. As mentioned, it was close to Satara (H1-4). After two nights we went to Pretoriuskop, and the next morning we saw this bird on the H1-1 on the way to Transport Dam.

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The same thing in a totally different area?
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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:52 am

Tawnies are quite abundant when conditions are right. Looks like right conditions!
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:23 am

I took these photos in Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in March this year.

I have seen and confirmed the ID of an Ovambo Sparrow Hawk in the Gardens since then.
Looking at this bird, I first thought Ovambo again, but when someone mentioned that they saw a Litte Sparrowhawk on Saturday, I am not so sure.

Ovambo - dull white underparts are completely barred grey, three bars on the tail
LIttle sparrowhawk - grey upper parts and white underparts, grey-brown barring on males, rufous barring on females

The bird was high on the cliff near the waterfall, and I am unable to clearly make out the eye.

I am leaning towards LIttle Sparrowhawk - Am I correct?

ImageIMG_4967_WSBG_201703_2 by Karin Mitton, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4968_WSBG_201703_2 by Karin Mitton, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4969_WSBG_201703_2 by Karin Mitton, on Flickr

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:15 am

I am tempted to go with Shikra.

Can you crop the photos more, Karin?
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:36 am

wildtuinman wrote:Can you crop the photos more, Karin?


They are already quite cropped. I've cropped them some more - but they do become grainy.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:43 am

Yeah, sub-adult Shikra for me.
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