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Re: Bateleur

Unread post by adw » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:18 pm

Thanks FC. Likewise a great pic of an adult Bateleur. I always know I'm in the Park when I see these magnificent acrobats in the sky. :D
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Re: Bateleur

Unread post by Kamadejo » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:05 pm

Adw and FC, wonderful Bateleur pics :clap: :clap: :clap:

Adw, yours looks like it is standing and posing in spotlight. :lol: and FC yours like he doesn't want to be disturbed. :lol: Really amazing, thanks for posting them. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Bateleur

Unread post by oddesy » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:29 am

Very nice pics ADW and FC :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Bateleur

Unread post by michel367 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:12 am

Last month near Ngotso Weir. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Bateleur

Unread post by adw » Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:21 pm

Thanks for your kind comments Kamadejo and Oddesy.
Michael367 that is a great picture of a 'honeymoon' couple. :clap: :cam:
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Re: Bateleur

Unread post by michel367 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:56 pm

Nice landing PRWIN. :thumbs_up:

Here is one after maturing a bit on that branch and then decided to leave. :tongue:

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Re: Bateleur

Unread post by bishop3006 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:46 am

Stunning!!

You know, when I look at these photos all over the forums, I realise that with my little 10x zoom FinePix S1000 I just won't be able to take photos of birds - it's like a spec in the photo... "You see that there? That's the bird" :tongue:

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Re: Bateleur

Unread post by shivati » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:28 pm

Here some pics I took last year on the H12....this Bateleur gave a marvellous early morning display.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by sandeep » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:23 pm

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Hi

This - there were 2 raptors on different branches of a tree. The other was easily identifiable as a juv bateleur with the typical blue- greyish colour on the face, but this one did not have that colour. But still it did look similar in appearance to a juv bateleur. Any ideas pl??

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by MattAxel » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:45 pm

This one is the right shape but wrong colouring. The giss (general impression of shape and size) is right for juvenilie Bateleur, but the yellow beak confuses me.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by ross hawkins » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:56 am

@ Sundeep

I would agree on a Juvenile Bateleur.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by sandeep » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:00 pm

Thanks Ross. What makes you go for the juv bateleur?? Have you seen one with such a prominent yellow beak before??

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by MattAxel » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:17 pm

Hi Sandeep

You do get juvenile Bateleurs with that colour beak, But looking at it again, with the yellow beak and bare yellow legs, it could be a juvenile African Harrier-hawk.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by ross hawkins » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:44 pm

Hi Sandeep

The body shape of the bird points towards Bateleur, sorry can't explain too well but just seen many Bateleur to know the distinct look of the species :)

The Body is a lot "fatter" for use of a better word than the African Hawk Eagle which would be a lot more slender

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by WildWings » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:00 am

Hi Sandeep

This one is a juvenile Bateleur. Bateleurs start changing their beak, legs and feet to the red of the adults while still in their juvenile plumage. This one is in that transition, hence the yellowish/orange colour.


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