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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Great Dane » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:15 pm

For the second one (the victim of the food robbery) I have little idea. Guess an Juvenile Eagle of some sort. Also Tawny???

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Again many thanks in advance for any help, Michael

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:42 pm

Hi Michael

I would first like to say that both are Tawny Eagles and I think you are correct in saying the latter is a juvenile.

Brown Eagles can sometimes be very difficult to ID as you get numerous ones that can be in the same habitat.

One thing I have learnt over the years, is that by way of elimination, one can get to a possitive ID much easier than paging through the hordes of Brown Raptors in your field guide.

What I would do here is the following. You look at what eagles can be confused with a Tawny and you will see Lesser Spotted Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Wahlberg's Eagle. The quickest way to eliminate all three, are by looking at which birds are migrants. All three are summer migrants, and in June, the only real brown Eagle to occupy Kruger will be a Tawny.

This is not to say this is the best way to ID, but it makes it easier.. Same can be done with Habitat, range etc.


There are a multitude of ID feautures but I thought I would share the above tip as it really helped me a lot.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Great Dane » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:12 pm

DotDan wrote:There are a multitude of ID feautures but I thought I would share the above tip as it really helped me a lot.

Thanks DD for confirmation. And will surely keep the tip in mind, although I guess need to see more birds out there to be confident in ID-ing.

/M

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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Great Dane » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:01 pm

A 'few' from southern KTP early March 12. At least I know the Martial Eagle which we saw a lot (incl Juveniles), but these brown ones :doh:

3) different bird seems like Tawny Eagle but happy to be corrected.
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6) Another Tawny Eagle or is it :roll: Was sitting on the grass next to the road near sunset together with the below.
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7) Lost again but as mentioned above together with #6
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A lot I know but hope someone in the know has a bit of time on their hands. Many thanks for any help.

Michael

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by adrianp » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:01 pm

You are correct with the tawny eagles.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Great Dane » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:22 pm

Thanks Adrian, much appreciated :D

Regards, Michael

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Ferdelance » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:45 pm

Good Evening Great Dane.

Here's my 2 cents worth towards your Raptors:

3. Tawny Eagle. I think this is straight forward.

6. In the brown Eagle complex one can generally I.D the tawny's by a streaked neck, head and breast. I must say I've only seen this so pronounced once and that was the KNP. Nice one. The only difference to 7 is probably that 7 is a sub adult bird. I wanted to make it a Juv Verraux Eagle but that is dreaming a bit...... :wall:

Hope that helps somewhat....
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by barryels » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:02 am

We were in KNP on the 8th of September 2012 and was driving along the H3 from Malelane at about 10:00 when we saw this raptor. I most probably ID it incorrect as a Wahlberg's Eagle and would like a positive ID from our experts if possible.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by adrianp » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:32 am

It looks like a female tawny eagle to me.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by barryels » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:30 am

Thanks Adrianp!! Will rectify my TR accordingly :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by maudoc » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:36 pm

So... my first post, my first mistakes?? :redface:

???

Tawny Eagle
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/36288_4708739966148_1892871782_n.jpg

Southern Krüger Park and surroundings, half September 2012

thank you very much

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by adrianp » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:44 pm

:thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by maudoc » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:27 pm

Thank you! :mrgreen:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by ice » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:10 am

here's one from my recent trip to KNP - tawny eagle?

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/99/bild1w.png/

filmed on Oct 14 near Satara

btw: I tried to embed the picture but whatever I do, I always get an error message "it was impossible to determine the dimensions" (and yes, I initially did resize the picture)

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by MattAxel » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:07 am

Spot on ice :thumbs_up: Tawny Eagle


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