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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by MattAxel » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:45 pm

I agree with you that the shape of this one doesn't look right fo juvenile Martial, but with that colouring, the grey cere and the dark eye, it can't be anything else.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by ross hawkins » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:56 am

@ Sundeep

I would agree on Martial Eagle.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by WildWings » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:00 am

Hi Sandeep

Juvenile Martial Eagle.

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Unread post by Maargat G » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:48 pm

An amazing sighting I had at Satara Gate. Sorry to report the Martial eagle came second, with a broken leg, and scars, while the bateleur flew off.

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Unread post by flying cheetah » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:52 pm

Very exciting sighting :shock: Was there any particular reason that the two raptors were fighting?
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Unread post by Leeukos » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:28 pm

I took the following picture of a Martial Eagle at the Malelane gate. Before I could get a second picture, the Martial Eagle took off... :(

Still glad I could get this picture. :D

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by H. erectus » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:34 pm

A beaut, Leeukos
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Unread post by Kamadejo » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:38 pm

Wonderful pic :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by oddesy » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:50 pm

Brilliant picture, nice!! :thumbs_up: :clap:
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Unread post by flying cheetah » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:01 pm

Great pic :clap: Isn't it amazing that such a heavy bird can sit on the edge of a dead branch :roll:
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:28 am

The following picture of a Juvenile Martial Eagle was taken on the S25 close to Crocodile-Bridge. It took a while to ID the bird, as this one was very big, and had no spots on the belly. The spots on the hind-neck and mantle and the size of this bird made me decide that this is indeed a Martial Eagle (Juvenile).

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Crested Val » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:19 pm

Please could some kind person help me with ID ing the following birds - All taken in KNP last week.
Sorry they're not very good pics, I'm a novice to both photography and birding, but keen and learning!!!
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Unread post by Niall » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:31 pm

Hi vgs, I'd say:

- I think this is an immature Martial Eagle.

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Unread post by Crested Val » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:55 pm

Thanks Niall :thumbs_up:
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:54 am

A good area to see Martial Eagle is Satara. Have noted sightings most frequently on the s100 and H1-3.
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