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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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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Maxwell » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:24 am

Coming in late,
Probably, Juv Bataleur. Not keen on the bill.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Magic Guarri » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:04 pm

Good evening everyone!
I also have problems to identification this beautiful eagle!!

I am sure, someone can help me? :D

We saw that eagle with 3 others on the Biyamiti private road on that kill 2 weeks ago! He was huge and a real beautiful bird!!!!

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by ross hawkins » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:17 pm

Its a Bateleur, but it looks like its melanistic phase.
Meaning lacking any lighter color. Beautiful bird

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by MattAxel » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:25 pm

Yip a melanistic Bateleur. Very cool.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Maxwell » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:26 pm

Great picture. It's a Bateleur and I did not even know they had a Melanistic phase.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by davejenny » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:53 pm

Maxwell wrote:Great picture. It's a Bateleur and I did not even know they had a Melanistic phase.


Neither did I - beautiful bird

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by anne-marie » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:01 pm

it's a magnifcent Bateleur... strange to see one only one color
very beautiful :clap:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by annapangolin » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:04 pm

Hello lovely eagle experts,

I'm going to kick myself when everyone tells me what this is. Seen yesterday near Mlondozi picnic spot- sitting out in the open.

It's the bare legs that have me a bit confused. It also has yellowy eyes.... Closest I can come is a Lesser Spotted Eagle, but it's not quite right. Walhberg's? Tawny even? But those bare legs...? And the wings come down much further than its tail feathers.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Niall » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:12 pm

Immature Bateleur - the wings being longer than the tail the main clue, which you had all along...

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by annapangolin » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:16 pm

Thanks Niall,

I never even would have went in that direction with the yellow beak :slap: . Doesn't look much like other Juv Bateleurs!


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