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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by adrianp » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:30 pm

Seen in the grasslands northeast of Lower Sabie in December 2010.

Buzzard of some kind?[/quote]

:redface: :redface: :redface: Sorry didn't note the location :wall: . Matt is absolutely right, no JB's in Kruger, and the front view confirms it as SB.

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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:

2) A somewhat smaller raptor. Thought maybe juv. Gabor Goshawk, but underside tail seem to be light brown and not barred :hmz:

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Many thanks for any help.

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

Its #2 that has me the most puzzled :hmz:
I need to think a bit more. It is definitely a juvenile of something. Do you have any other pictures of it?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

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

adrianp wrote:Its #2 that has me the most puzzled :hmz:
I need to think a bit more. It is definitely a juvenile of something. Do you have any other pictures of it?

Afraid not, only other pic I have is pretty much identical and quality-wise I doesn't really help to make it bigger.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Roan » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:25 pm

I'd say nr. 2 is a juvenile Steppe Buzzard.
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Unread post by Dabchick » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:04 am

Roan wrote:I'd say nr. 2 is a juvenile Steppe Buzzard.


That would be my vote too...

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Great Dane » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:31 am

Dabchick wrote:That would be my vote too...

Thanks all!!! Off the bush for a long weekend, so who knows maybe more next week.

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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:
2. Juv Steppe Buzzard. Looks like it although the streaked chest is a first for me. The dull cere and featherless Leggings, combined with dark eye point to this.

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

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:55 pm

I agree, Steppe Buzzard :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by DotDan » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:56 pm

That crossed my mind Adrian, but this raptor looks very small to me. Maybe it is the way to image was cropped that gives it that appearance.

Johannes, seeing as you had the sighting, would you say this was a big bird? Also when did you see it?

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Unread post by DotDan » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:02 pm

Really? Steppe?

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Unread post by DotDan » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:19 pm

Ja.. ok, Steppe seems good.

(I am thinking way too technical lately... I blame all the rarities)

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:23 am

Daan, I think you need to get out in the field again, boet. :|
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Unread post by DotDan » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:28 am

You have got that right. Hopefully this weekend I can brush up on my ID skills again.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by granjan » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:05 pm

Seen near Pretoriuscop at the end of October, I think this is a juvenile dark chanting goshawk but the eye is dark and the cere and legs are definitely yellow. :wall: :wall:

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