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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by jaffles » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:13 pm

I need help for ID. Seen in Kruger December 2014.

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Could it be a Common buzzard or a lesser spotted Eagle?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:29 am

Looks like a juvenile yellow-billed kite to me.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by hilda » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:18 am

Wow Jaffles! What a stunning picture! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by jaffles » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:35 pm

@ Johann: thank you so much for your help! I was a little bit irritated about the colour of the eyes.

@Hilda: Thank you for your kind comment!


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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Garyd73 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:40 am

Another one I am struggling with sorry, I only have a few unidentified ones to go :dance: This was spotted in October 2015 but I don't have a location at this time but somewhere in Kruger.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by hilda » Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:36 am

It looks like a Yellow-billed Kite to me Garyd73. :wink:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by umtali1 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:32 am

I would agree with Hilda.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Garyd73 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:02 pm

Thank you Hilda and Umtali1 for the identification as a Yellow Billed Kite :thumbs_up:
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