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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby sandeep » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:49 am

Jaytea your first raptor is a Lesser Spotted Eagle.

Looking at the other pics now, the second raptor looks more like a Wahlberg

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby salamanda » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:02 am

Seen between Mopani and Satara in June 2015. Could it be an imm. Martial Eagle?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby salamanda » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:05 am

I know this is very small so may be impossible to ID with certainty. I have to try so my guess is a possible Gabar Goshawk? Also Kruger, between Mopani and Satara June 2015


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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Ladybirder » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:12 am

I also think the first one is a Martial Eagle Imm :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby salamanda » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:25 am

Many thanks Ladybirder!

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby arks » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:05 pm

salamanda wrote:I know this is very small so may be impossible to ID with certainty. I have to try so my guess is a possible Gabar Goshawk? Also Kruger, between Mopani and Satara June 2015

Could you perhaps crop the image? That might help ... :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby salamanda » Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:54 pm

LOL arks - I already did. But see below, maybe this is better?


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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby wingman » Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:39 pm

Hi
Please could I get some help with these 2 birds seen on 16 Sept just east of Bayamiti they were about 100m apart.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:23 pm

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby umtali1 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:15 pm

Wingman, imho, I think the first two are of a tawny eagle.

The third picture, I don't know
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby hilda » Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:05 pm

I think both birds are Tawny Eagles wingman, but let's hope one of our experts come to your rescue here! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby sandeep » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:06 pm

Agree the first raptor is a tawny :thumbs_up: . The last pic is just not clear enough

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby sandeep » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:56 pm

Lanner Falcon.......???

Seen in Kruger on the S29 not far from Lower Sabie. It had a scorpion meal......

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby arks » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:28 pm

With that rufous chest it's definitely not a lanner falcon, but just looking thru my field guide, it might be a female redfooted falcon? :hmz: Hope the forum fundis weigh in on this one! Nice sighting, whatever it turns out to be :mrgreen:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:12 am

Spot-on, arks! :thumbs_up:
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