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Eagle: Wahlberg's

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Unread post by Goronta » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:30 am

Found this beauty near Punda Maria gate last august
Could you help me to ID this eagle ?
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:35 am

Looks like Wahlberg's to me.
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Goronta » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:38 am

Thanks Bush Baptist :thumbs_up:
Looking at the topic Index to Birds, Wahlberg was one of my choice.But I prefer experts to confirm and you did it :clap:
Thanks again BB and happy new year :D
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Identification Help - Raptors

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

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

3. Near Lower Sabie- ?
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6. Near Lower Sabie- ?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

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

All correct anne-marie, except 3 and 6 are Wahlberg's Eagles

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Pumbaa » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:40 pm

Can someone help with the id here :big_eyes: Saw this one on the S100 in February this year in Kruger

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by umtali1 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:01 am

I think it could be an imm. martial eagle, Pumbaa. No expert, me :hmz:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by hilda » Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:49 am

umtali1 wrote:No expert, me


Neither am I, but I would agree with juvenile Martial Eagle Pumbaa! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:04 am

Looks like a pale form Wahlberg's Eagle

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by sandeep » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:35 pm

Pumbaa's pic does look like a Wahlberg's pale form. Agree with DotDan :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Pumbaa » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:50 pm

Thanks so much umtali, Hilda, DotDan and Sandeep, :gflower: :k

as I already saw a juvenile martial I was quite sure that this was another raptor and never saw a pale form of the Wahlberg but would also go for that as this raptor did not had the seize of a martial so Wahlberg would fit :thumbs_up:


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