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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun May 20, 2012 3:36 pm

Agreed :thumbs_up:

Never mind the absence and a black chest....this is a juvenile that looks nothing like his parents. The big yellow eye and the bald 'shins' give it away.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by jaffles » Sun May 20, 2012 8:52 pm

Thank's both of you for your help!
So the last birds are identified :D

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Trentonskeeper » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:41 pm

Please help me ID this chap. It was hunting perhaps and seemed very intent on 1 area, it seemed to hover motionless in the sky for 10 min. I could see its underbelly was either white or caramel colored and the back and tail darker but that is about all I could see. Seen near PTA early in the morning.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Ferdelance » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:38 pm

@Trentonskeeper. I'd say exactly the opposite to my bird. BBSE! :thumbs_up: The wing patterns match this time and the chest is relatively clean....
Stiffneck on the loose.....
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Trentonskeeper » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:08 pm

Ferdelance wrote:
@Trentonskeeper. I'd say exactly the opposite to my bird. BBSE! :thumbs_up: The wing patterns match this time and the chest is relatively clean....


Sorry but trying to figure out what you said is like French to someone like me who is just learning about birds. Lol could you give me the idiot version of that please? Thank you.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Trentonskeeper » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:28 pm

Do you maybe mean a Black Breasted Snake Eagle, I m googling now and to my untrained eye that bird looks similar to this bird. I looked at other photos of mine and I noticed the beak was black and his wings tucked in neatly when he dropped down between hovering.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Ferdelance » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:54 pm

Sorry Trentonskeeper! I didn't see your post. Yes those abb. are not a good way to respond! :) I meant Black breasted snake eagle . Sorry!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wingman » Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:57 pm

Hi Some help please taken at Letaba on 09-02-2013

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:00 pm

Howzit wingman, long time no see!

Looks a lot like a young black chested snake eagle to me!
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by anne-marie » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:03 pm

to me too :clap:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by chrisdp » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:33 pm

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I think this is a young Snake eagle.
Seen on 2 December 2014 near Shingwedzi.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by sandeep » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:01 pm

Looks like a juvenile black chested snake eagle

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by anne-marie » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:42 pm

to me too, Black-chested Snake-Eagle, sub-adult
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by chrisdp » Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:15 pm

Thanks for the help.
It is a new tick for me.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:16 am

I've had a look at previous topics, but nont of the photos of European Honey Buzzardss were of birds in flight. Please confirm if this could be one? Juvenile maybe?
Photo taken at Rietvlei dam, Pretoria.

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