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Re: Bateleur

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:06 pm

Beautiful Raptor in Kruger

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Re: Bateleur

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:05 am

I took the following photos of a Bateleur flying hi in the air at Orpen. It was not easy to take the photos as the light changes the whole time as the Bateleur is flying.

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Re: Bateleur

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"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
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Re: Bateleur

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Bateleur

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:10 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by bondm » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:57 pm

Hi, Could you ID this bird of prey, which I saw outside Punda Maria camp.
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As you can see it was eating a young nyala but I didn't actually see the kill.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Chappie » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:03 pm

Immature Bataleur
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:12 pm

Agreed!
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by bondm » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:22 pm

Thanks for your quick replies. I had the idea that it might be a young bateleur but wasn't certain.
Thanks again. bondm UK

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by anne-marie » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:18 pm

interesting to compare the size between the Nyala and the Bateleur :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:06 pm

A few years ago we came across a young bateleur pecking at a very fresh impala carcass. We concluded it was roadkill as there was nothing else around.
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

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Re: Bateleur

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:48 pm

Kgalagadi December 2012

Young Bateleur at Cubitje Quap

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by cfraser » Wed May 22, 2013 11:38 am

Hi guys I need some help Identifying this bird:
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No piercing yellow eye so not brown snake eagle....doesn't seem to have a long gape so not the steppe eagle

I'm guessing maybe tawny or lesser spotted eagle? Any assistance:)

BTW: I seem to be having problems posting replies on the tapatalk app, I can post fine on other forums except this one for some reason, anyone else experiencing this?

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed May 22, 2013 11:39 am

Immature bataleur.
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by cfraser » Wed May 22, 2013 11:49 am

Ok thanks, for some reason the sasol ebirds app doesn't seem to have the bateleur, well I can't find it anyways


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