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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

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

Yellow-billed Kite
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Unread post by Ladybirder » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:26 am

:thumbs_up: Anne-marie

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

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

Yellow-Billed Kite?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

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

Your ID looks good :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

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

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

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

:redface: Unknown to me!

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Re: Unknown Raptors

Unread post by Ladybirder » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:11 pm

1Yellow-billed Kite- grey in the face, all yellow bill and forked tail which is banded.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:16 am

1, as Ladybirder indicated: YBK.
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Re: Kite: Yellow billed

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:30 am

Few out of my collection posing and cleaning...taken near Paul Kruger gate..

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