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Owl: Verreaux's Eagle-

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Re: Owl: Verreaux's Eagle-

Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:04 am

This one was seen just south of Satara last Thursday. They are formidable birds! It had caught and killed another raptor, from some of the other photos, it seems to be a Gabar or Dark Chanting Goshawk.

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Re: Owl: Verreaux's Eagle-

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:10 pm

Rain can sometimes be a photographer's best friend. In this case it made this owl very reluctant to move, allowing me special up-close privileges...

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Re: Owl: Verreaux's Eagle-

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Re: Owl: Verreaux's Eagle-

Unread postby Leeukos » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:00 pm

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Ex-Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby impyim » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:48 am

I took these photo's at Letaba (along the walkway that runs along the front of the camp). Heaps of people sat and watched it. I think (hope) its a Verreaus (Giant) Eagle- Owl. Please someone with more knowledge ID itImage :D :D

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby anne-marie » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:39 am

to me is a Verreaux's Eagle Owl :thumbs_up: ... but :hmz: I'm not specialist
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby hilda » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:31 am

anne-marie wrote: ... but I'm not specialist


Neither am I, but that is definitely a Verreaux's Eagle Owl impyim! :clap: :clap:
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Ex-Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby sarafl » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:35 am

Hello! Any identification ideas on these? All pictures were taken in Kruger this month (February).

1. Near Punda Maria- looking for a leopard and found an owl!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:32 am

I would say

1. Verreaux's Eagle Owl

wait for specialists, that I'm not :wink:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby MattAxel » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:32 am

Correct anne-marie.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:40 am

thank you :D
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby sarafl » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:19 am

Thank you again Anne Marie and Matt. :gflower:


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