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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by sandeep » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:18 am

Thanks Ross, Matt, Wildwings and all who commented. Just including another pic in case it reaffirms your views or changes them.



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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by charbel » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:11 pm

Hi friends,

Indeed, Image Shack became tricky... it was not... Does anyone suggest an alternative?

As some can see my pics, what about those flying eagles...? Are they Bateleurs?


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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Micetta » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:37 pm

I need binoculars just to see them :lol: Maybe one of the profs who can ID a bird from the tip of a feather can help you :wink:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by charbel » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:39 pm

Hi Micetta,
It is true. They were far away... well, let's see... Just an attempt...

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:21 am

Charbel, can't you CROP you pix so that the bird's image is larger? Impossible to ID from such a small image.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by ross hawkins » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:31 pm

charbel wrote:Hi friends,

Indeed, Image Shack became tricky... it was not... Does anyone suggest an alternative?

As some can see my pics, what about those flying eagles...? Are they Bateleurs?


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Hi Charbel

Yup Bateleur. The wing shape is a dead give away.

Strange, but on my phone I can see your pics but on the laptop no luck.

Ross

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Re: a few bird pics from our latest KP trip

Unread post by kathy sa » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:01 pm

Bateleur with Forked Tail Drongo

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Re: a few bird pics from our latest KP trip

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by louis dreyer » Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:30 pm

Please help me to identify the following, was in the southern part of kruger.
I know the images is not very good, sorry about that.

1q.)
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by adrianp » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:59 pm

I'd say the first bird is a juvenile bateleur. Overall brown, no leggings and naked skin on the face.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by MattAxel » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:47 pm

I agree with all of adrianp's IDs

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by louis dreyer » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:46 am

Thanks guy's
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which raptor

Unread post by schliek » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:37 pm

saw it in kruger in august 2011
what is it?
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Re: which raptor

Unread post by DuQues » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:41 pm

To me the looks like juvenile Bateleur, as you can see there is almost no tail showing.
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Re: which raptor

Unread post by Touareg » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:50 am

Agree Juv Bateleur.
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