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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!
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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.
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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.
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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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Re: Identification Help - Raptors

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed May 22, 2013 12:06 pm

I started taking birding more seriously when I thought an immature bataleur was a tawny eagle and it was proved otherwise by a friend you don't want to lose a bet to. :redface:
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed May 22, 2013 12:19 pm

BB is correct, the bare facial screen and short tail(BTW, it is also known as a Short-tailed Eagle) are both good indicators.
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Re: Bateleur

Unread post by Johann » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:23 pm

Female on the H4-1 between the two bridges over the Sabie river near Skukuza.
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Unread post by Jock » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:33 pm

A stunning raptor shown in truly stunning pictures. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by Wild about cats » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:00 am

Immature Bateleur?

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