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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Elsa » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:11 pm

Please can I have some help with the ID of this raptor seen in Kruger in Feb this year.
Maybe a pale Wahlberg's?
The bird was quite some distance away so this was the best we could get at full zoom.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Leeukos » Tue May 22, 2012 8:15 pm

Hi, I am not 100% sure, but I think this is a Tawny Eagle.

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This photo was taken in November 2012 in the southern parts of the Kruger National Park.

Reasons for Tawny:
* Big and powerful looking Eagle.
* Eye is light brown.
* Mouth ending below the eye.
* Feather colour is Orange - brown.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by MattAxel » Tue May 22, 2012 9:29 pm

Leeukos it really doesn't look like you need any help here!!
It sure is a Tawny :thumbs_up:

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Re: Eagle, Tawny

Unread post by Leeukos » Wed May 23, 2012 7:37 am

A Tawny Eagle near Malelane Gate in the Kruger National Park.

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Re: Eagle, Tawny

Unread post by Leeukos » Wed May 23, 2012 7:38 am

A Tawny Eagle near Malelane Gate in the Kruger National Park.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by PeterPM » Wed May 23, 2012 9:33 am

Leeukos wrote:
This photo was taken in November 2012 in the southern parts of the Kruger National Park.



Hey Leeukos, you have seen the future! What's it like?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Wed May 23, 2012 10:12 am

:lol:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Leeukos » Wed May 23, 2012 10:38 am

PeterPM wrote:
Leeukos wrote:
This photo was taken in November 2012 in the southern parts of the Kruger National Park.



Hey Leeukos, you have seen the future! What's it like?



:doh: :doh:

Well, I can tell you there was at least one Tawny Eagle in the future...
"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by adrianp » Wed May 23, 2012 11:23 am

And by the look of the tawny's crop, there ain't going to be any famine either :whistle:

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Re: Eagle, Tawny

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:30 pm

Sorry about the wrong ID above :lol:

Tawny in KTP

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Re: Eagle, Tawny

Unread post by Crested Val » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:51 pm

What amazing photos Jan. :clap: :clap: :clap:

When I saw the thread, I thought "Oh yes, I have a nice Tawny photo, I'll post it!!"
That is until I saw your photos!!! I'm not going to follow that!! :redface:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Tilandi » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:16 pm

Kgalagadi during June 2012

Is this a Tawny Eagle?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by adrianp » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:26 pm

yes :thumbs_up:

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Re: Eagle, Tawny

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:47 pm

Images from our December 2011 trip to KTP...


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Re: Eagle, Tawny

Unread post by Crested Val » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:15 pm

More lovely photos Jan. :clap:

This one was seen in October on the H14..........we watched it stealing a Bataleur's lunch!! :naughty:

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