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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:05 am

I would agree with Little Sparrowhawk. Nice find this :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by hilda » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:32 am

Beautiful pictures of the Little Sparrowhawk Jan! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:42 pm

a little bit far but looks like a Juvenile Chanting Goshawk :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Tessa G » Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:46 pm

On a recent trip to Pafuri, we came across this pair, obviously parent and juvenile, but wonder if you could please help I.D

We saw the juvenile first and immediate thought was that it was a juvenile Fish Eagle, but it was too small.

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This is the parent and they were sitting in the same tree together.

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Unread post by Tessa G » Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:48 pm

Could I have help with this one too please. Seen near Letaba.

I think it is an Amur Falcon, but would like to be sure.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Imberbe » Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:53 pm

Tessa G wrote:On a recent trip to Pafuri, we came across this pair, obviously parent and juvenile, but wonder if you could please help I.D

We saw the juvenile first and immediate thought was that it was a juvenile Fish Eagle, but it was too small.

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This is the parent and they were sitting in the same tree together.

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Thanks
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Unread post by Imberbe » Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:58 pm

Tessa G wrote:Could I have help with this one too please. Seen near Letaba.

I think it is an Amur Falcon, but would like to be sure.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Tessa G » Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:01 pm

Thanks Imberbe, .... I obviously got the parent and juvenile the wrong way around. :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by charbel » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:56 pm

Dear 'mite,
I have been trying to ID this eagle. My guess is that it is a Verreaux's Eagle. It was seen in H1-1 June 13th last year.

Do you think that's right?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by charbel » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:04 pm

And what about this one, seen also in H1-1, in the same day?

Tawny Eagle?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:27 pm

Looks like a young Bateleur, Charbel.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:37 pm

I am pretty convinced that this is a Harrier, but I cannot make out enough detail to call Pallid or Montagu's.

Wildkyker wrote:Hi everyone.

I need some help with an ID please.

Saw this guy along the H10 on the western side of the Sabie river in the Kruger park. Open plains area.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by charbel » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:13 pm

Dear wildtuinman,
Is it a young Bateleur in the second pic?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:07 am

Hi Charbel,

apologies, yes. Unfortunately I cannot make out too much detail on your first raptor. Please feel free to send me the original photo and other photos of the first raptor to wildtuinman@yahoo.com.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:16 am

I'm just confirming this is a Long-crested Eagle? Seen in the Sedgefield area in December.
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