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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:25 pm

Check pics of juvenile fish eagles Albert.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Albert » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:46 pm

Ah! Found it on p67 of Oberprielers book... :redface: :redface:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Oumie » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:45 pm

Please Id this raptor for me...saw it in May this year..
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Albert » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:11 pm

Oumie wrote:Please Id this raptor for me...saw it in May this year..
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Looks like a sub-adult/immature African Fish Eagle.
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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:35 am

@Oumie - Albert is spot on.
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Unread post by Imberbe » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:14 am

:thumbs_up: Agreed!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Tessa G » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:48 pm

Could I have help in Identifying this Eagle seen on the S100 in December 2015
At the time I was told it was a juvenile African Hawk Eagle, but I am not sure now because I see that the African Hawk Eagle has yellow eyes and feet.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by hilda » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:18 pm

The Juvenile African Hawk-Eagle has dark brown eyes Tessa G. I am also of the opinion that this is a juvenile African Hawk-Eagle. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Tessa G » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:48 pm

Thanks Hilda, yes I see that the adult has the yellow eyes. I got things confused me in my books. :doh:

I see that the juvenile starts off with a rufous colouring, (like the one we saw at Pafuri in my TR) and as it ages it changes from rufous with brown eyes to that as shown in my photo above.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by hilda » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:55 pm

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:36 am

This is a young African Fish-Eagle.

African Hawk-Eagles have feathered tarsi whereas the Fish-Eagle's tarsi is bare.

Tessa G wrote:Could I have help in Identifying this Eagle seen on the S100 in December 2015
At the time I was told it was a juvenile African Hawk Eagle, but I am not sure now because I see that the African Hawk Eagle has yellow eyes and feet.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Tessa G » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:17 pm

Thank you so much for clarifying the I.D Wildtuinman. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:35 pm

Is this a booted eagle? Seen at Engelhard dam on 11 April 2016.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:16 pm

Looks like a young Fish-Eagle, Arks. The underwing pattern and short tail fits well.
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Re: Eagles: African Fish-Eagle

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:54 pm

Thank you Hilda and Ladybirder :thumbs_up:

We were lucky to photograph the Eagle again... :dance: :dance:

Got my best shots ever and will share a few over the next few days.........

Hope my ID is correct........think it is still a youngster.... :hmz:

I was ready when he decided to land nearby......

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Rate this perfect landing pose as one of my best Eagle images ever..........rare sighting plus perfect landing pose with lots of detail... :dance: :dance:

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More landing poses... :dance: :dance:

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Tbc...It such a rare sighting and will share a few more......... :thumbs_up:


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