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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by gannet » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:59 pm

- on the Auob Kgalagadi during August - looking at my Raptor guide, I reckon Tawny with fledgling - will appreciate ID confirmation - thanks Ian
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by gannet » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:07 pm

- also on the Auob Kgalagadi during August - looks like a juvenile Bateleur
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:15 pm

Gannet, I think you are correct on both counts

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Unread post by arks » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:50 pm

I agree with Karin :)
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by UKPete » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:58 pm

Thanks for the help with my 4 photos - I'll put those down as tawny eagles then!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by gannet » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:23 pm

Thank you Karin & arks for the 'Tawny with fledgling' + 'juvenile Bateleur' confirmation
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:49 am

Albert wrote:Using Wildtiunman's excellent "Eagle ID" flow diagram I'd say the brown wing coverts and apparently large, oval nostril point to juvenile Tawny rather than Wahlberg's Eagle.


Spot on!

Remember the female eagle would be much larger than the male eagle. ;-)
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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:04 pm

And the absence of any hint of crests makes me go with tawnies also UKPete.
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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:06 pm

UKPete wrote:Thanks for the help with my 4 photos - I'll put those down as tawny eagles then!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by bondm » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:25 pm

Hi, Could you please ID this eagle I sighted in the Kruger ParK in February. I thought it might be a juvenile Spotted eagle , but not sure.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:11 am

Perhaps a juvenile martial eagle? :hmz:
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Unread post by umtali1 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:03 am

I would say so too, Arks
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by hilda » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:29 am

I agree with Arks, Juvenile Martial Eagle. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by bondm » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:40 pm

Thanks to everyone for your help. My Newman's book doesn't show off the wings too well, but now I can see the resemblance.

Thanks again and happy viewing.

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