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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Richprins » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:06 pm

Ja! The bill is huge, and short tail!

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Ladybirder » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:00 pm

I also agree Imm Fish Eagle, their leggs are not fully feathered

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by roaneric » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:24 pm

Thanks for all your replies. It's a beautiful bird isn't it.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Imberbe » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:26 pm

arks wrote:I don't think it's an eagle because it doesn't appear to have fully feathered legs. Perhaps some sort of buzzard ...... ? :hmz:


Good observation, but ... :wink:

Every rule has an exception. Fish Eagles, because of their fish eating habit, do not have fully feathered legs.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by flying cheetah » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:37 pm

And again I have learned some very interesting details on this thread! Thank you all :dance: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:22 am

Imberbe wrote:
arks wrote:I don't think it's an eagle because it doesn't appear to have fully feathered legs. Perhaps some sort of buzzard ...... ? :hmz:


Good observation, but ... :wink:

Every rule has an exception. Fish Eagles, because of their fish eating habit, do not have fully feathered legs.

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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread post by Nannie » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:42 pm

Saw this on Sunday the 5th. Can someone ID what is in it's claw. Looks like a snail,a real big one.

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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread post by Nannie » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:49 pm

Another look a this catch,which was taken from the Lower Sabie river. The photos are from the LS bridge.It must be some sort of molluse soft bodied hard-shelled animal.Fresh water snail is my guess. but did not think they got to this size.
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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:19 am

Sunset Dam, Nov 2011:

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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:36 pm

Stunning action images

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Taken at Lake Panic.

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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread post by granjan » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:13 am

Another fish eagle at Lake Panic.
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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:33 pm

Sunning image gran can :clap: :clap:

Can you may be please also upload the image in the Lake panic gallery...:wink:

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Unread post by granjan » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:11 am

Happy to transfer it [tho' don't know how] but I don't think we're supposed to post the same pic on different threads.
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Re: Eagle, African Fish

Unread post by saraf » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:18 am

Granjan, as long as the photo is not in the same topic twice then you can post as many times as you like :lol:

Your photo would make a lovely addition to the Lake Panic topic.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by arks » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:37 pm

This was taken from very far away in poor light, so may be impossible to ID and I really don't have any idea what it might be. Seen late afternoon along Darling Hills Road on 17 May 2012.

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