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Eagle: Wahlberg's

Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Tdgraves » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:57 pm

wildtuinman wrote:Yup, definitely Wahlberg's Eagle.


Thanks, not a new one for us then :?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:13 am

Tdgraves wrote:
wildtuinman wrote:Yup, definitely Wahlberg's Eagle.


Thanks, not a new one for us then :?


Still a very cool colour morph. To be honest, I think I have only seen this colour morph twice during my birding career.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:16 pm

Is this a Tawney Eagle? Near Ollifants rest camp
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:41 am

That is a Wahlbergs Eagle Karin.

The square stump tail and relatively small facial features stand out here.

Tawny eagle's are way more bulky and normally have more variant coloration IE Tawny.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:44 am

DotDan wrote:That is a Wahlbergs Eagle Karin.

The square stump tail and relatively small facial features stand out here.

Tawny eagle's are way more bulky and normally have more variant coloration IE Tawny.


Thanks, didn't think it was a Tawney, but wan't sure. Thanks for the pointers!


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