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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by WELSH_ASH » Sun May 06, 2012 8:46 pm

Roan wrote:Welsh-Ash & Chirinda: Most eagles have feathers all the way down to their feet. Except for the snake eagles and Fish eagle.
I think it is some kind of buzzard, but my Avatar tells me that it is definitily a raptor of some sorts :big_eyes:


Hi Roan. Are you referring to Chirinda's photo near the end of the last page? I was. The legs or feet of this raptor are hidden by the leaves of the tree.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by adrianp » Sun May 06, 2012 8:51 pm

Agree, a young martial eagle. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun May 06, 2012 9:20 pm

Looks just like the young martial I saw in KTP
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Roan » Sun May 06, 2012 10:24 pm

:redface: Oops! Sorry Welsh_Ash!
My connection was a bit slow on opening that picture. :wall: :wall: :wall:
It is definintely a young martial eagle.
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Unread post by anne-marie » Mon May 07, 2012 7:33 am

now the wellknown Martial :wink:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by chirinda » Mon May 07, 2012 7:44 pm

Thanks so much, everyone, for your help. That makes two Martials in one morning drive :D

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by Leeukos » Sun May 13, 2012 10:01 am

A Martial Eagle next to the H3 road close to Berg-en-Dal in the Kruger National Park.

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by Leeukos » Sun May 13, 2012 10:02 am

A Martial Eagle next to the H3 road close to Berg-en-Dal in the Kruger National Park.

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by Crested Val » Sun May 13, 2012 12:23 pm

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Tobieo » Sun May 13, 2012 4:35 pm

Please help, seen in Kgalagadi during April

First thought this was a Black-chested Snake Eagle but underside of head is not black...

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Roan » Sun May 13, 2012 5:55 pm

Hi Tobieo
this photograph is of a young Martial Eagle. The Blackbreasted Snake-eagle doesn't have feathers all the way down to the feet.
Great pic of the Martial :clap: :clap:
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by Roan » Sun May 13, 2012 6:00 pm

Those eyes! Imagine what a small mammal must feel like when they lock onto it :big_eyes: Was lucky enough to see one take a banded mongoose right next to the road towards Shingwedzi! :D
Great pics CV, Leeukos :clap: :clap:
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun May 13, 2012 7:58 pm

We were very lucky to found this young on near the road in KTP posing for some great images

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by issi » Fri May 18, 2012 2:32 pm

Jan 10 out of 10 the best photos I've seen!

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by Crested Val » Fri May 18, 2012 2:38 pm

Beautiful Jan!! :thumbs_up: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


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