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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:12 am

... moved to African Hawk-Eagle ...
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:13 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
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"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Albert » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:15 am

Saw this near Balule in September of this year:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/79621078@N06/8112668217/

Any ideas (bear in mind that I am a complete novice)?
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by adrianp » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:06 pm

Hi Albert

I'd say its a juvenile Martial Eagle.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Ladybirder » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:05 pm

Yes, I also think its a Juv Martial Eagle

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Albert » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:16 pm

Thanks,
I was not sure about this; thought it may be a juvenile Crowned Eagle. Difficult to decide on the coloration based on the illustrations in the Sasol book.
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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by davejenny » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:39 am

Definitely a Juvenile Martial Eagle.

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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:20 pm

Here's another Juvenile martial, Albert.


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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by normana53 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:19 am

On 12 November while driving the H1-6 just a few km south of Shingwedzi I turned off the road on one of the little pull off loops. While stopped we noticed something move on the ground and realized it was a Martial Eagle.
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On closer view, we realized that the Eagle was clutching a recently killed Egyptian Goose. The goose was too large for the Martial Eagle to fly off with, so as we watched, he proceeded to hop and drag the goose across the ground.
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While dragging to Goose, the Eagle would stop and call out. As if calling a mate or Fledglings. No other Martial arrived, and our new friend continued hopping and dragging the goose across the ground.
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Soon he got near the base of a large tree and above we heard another Eagle call, this time it was a Fish Eagle and as it passed overhead the Martial spread it's wings and shielded the goose from the Eagle flying overhead.
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After deciding his prize was safe, he turned and started pulling at it finally eating.
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This was one of the most exciting raptor sightings that we have had and I wanted to share it with my fellow forumites.
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by naomi c » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:51 pm

Wow, what an amazing sighting! And the pics tell the story - thanks for sharing! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:30 pm

Stunning sighting Norm. :thumbs_up:

Not enough pics. Great story.
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by normana53 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:05 pm

BB - I have about 50 more, didn't want to bore you. Still working on editing video of the sighting and hope to get it up at some point.
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Re: Eagle: Martial Eagle

Unread post by Philip1 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:10 pm

:clap: :clap: Jan, Norman, Leeukos and all others......Wow!!! :great: :great:
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Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Ludwig » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:39 pm

Hello,

please can anyone help me to identify these birds.

Martial eagle?

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