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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby whipper » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:31 pm

OK didn't know about KTP being the park. :-) These were taken in KNP around croc bridge area on the way to Hippo pools.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Ladybirder » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:46 pm

I think no 1 is a Yellow-billed Kite, Bare legs, all yellow bill and deeply forked tail.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:15 am

Yellow-billed Kite
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Ladybirder » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:26 am

:thumbs_up: Anne-marie

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:38 pm

I agree with arks about 'the ' park, but with the others about the IDs.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby arks » Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:30 pm

Ladybirder wrote:I think no 1 is a Yellow-billed Kite, Bare legs, all yellow bill and deeply forked tail.

:doh: of course it is! :redface:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby whipper » Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:35 pm

@Bush Baptist

These shots were taken near the croc bridge area.

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Wild about cats » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:00 am

Yellow-Billed Kite?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby DotDan » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:19 am

Your ID looks good :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Wildkyker » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:28 am

[color=#004000]Hi everybody.
I am new to birdwatching and need some help. On my last road trip I saw these birds but cant seem to make out what they are. I have got the Ilustrated Sasol bird book.
Please help :pray:

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I saw this raptor in the Mopani area. It was raining.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:47 am

1. Yellow-billed kite
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Re: Kite: Yellow billed

Unread postby kite » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:42 am

Speaking of kites, we did see 1 or 2 in Kruger 10 days ago but they seem to have gone from Durban area now.
Or have you seen them very recently?

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Re: Kite: Yellow billed

Unread postby Stampajane » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:06 pm

I was just thinking the same thing, Kite. I always mean to write down when I last saw them and also the date when I first see them arrive back.
I probably last noticed a couple of them about 10 days ago. I remember thinking it was quite late for them to still be around.

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread postby Shazz111 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:41 pm

Please help me with identifying these raptors (Western Cape). Excuse the photo that are'nt clear, the raptor was really far away.

http://i59.tinypic.com/15f6ir7.jpg

Thanks I really appreciate it.
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Re: Unknown Raptors

Unread postby Shazz111 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:43 pm

:redface: Unknown to me!


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