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#41 Panthera Pardus

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:49 PM

@bushmaniac - I would make the second one a sub adult Ovambo Sparrowhawk based on the white eyebrow that can just be seen in your photo.

 

@urologysteve - it is a Black Eagle. The white "V" on the upper back is diagnostic, also the white lower back



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:14 PM

@bushmaniac
Nice images of Ovambo Sparrowhawk!!!
-any images of this bird are rare but an adult and sub-adult in consecutive images
.........we are not worthy!

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:23 AM

@Panthera Pardus thanks for the confirmation.  I had been told that before, but wasn't sure if the person was correct.  I am not a birder, but love photography of any animals.  I will need to work on my birding skills.  Thanks again.



#44 Panthera Pardus

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 05:53 AM

@bushmaniac
Nice images of Ovambo Sparrowhawk!!!
-any images of this bird are rare but an adult and sub-adult in consecutive images
.........we are not worthy!

 

A rare sighting indeed, still have to see one.

 

You welcome @urologysteve



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 06:29 AM

@Rainbirder. Thanks for the identification - I didn't realise they weren't so common. As I mentioned before, I guess I'm just really lucky in what wildlife decides to come and say hello when I'm in the bush! The photos were taken on different days and in different parts of the Sabi Sabi reserve earlier this month.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 06:36 AM

Sorry, only able to get on ST on my phone and didn't scroll up far enough - thank you @Panthera Pardus for your help!

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:44 PM

My go at a Fish Eagle, taken at Naivasha on an early morning boat trip

 

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:18 AM

My go at a Fish Eagle, taken at Naivasha on an early morning boat trip

What a great POV and in-flight pose

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:53 AM

Tawny eagle, Hwange.  Waiting for the cheetah to finish his meal.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:01 AM

African Fish Eagle, Kwara concession, Okavango, Botswana, 2012

 

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 06:23 AM

Martial Eagle taking off in the Maasai Mara

 

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:16 AM

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Kuyenda, South Luangwa


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:50 PM

We found this Martial Eagle in the grass amongst the trees not far from our camp in Ndutu, Serengeti.

He/she was concentrating on eating a rabbit it had killed and did not want to abandon the meal, even when we stopped to observe.

 

 

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:44 PM

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this was a special momant. We were sitting in the car, in the shadow of a tree overlooking the Polentswa waterhole (Nossob river), when this Tawny landed in the tree above us. It sat there for about half an hour, giving us the eyeball occasionally, before heading down for a drink. Of such moments are holidays made.

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 12:29 PM

A Dark Chanting Goshawk in the Serengeti

 

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 12:30 PM

a Tawny Eagle, also from the Serengeti

 

 

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:40 PM

@Peter Connan very late to this. But Wow, just wow especially on the martial eagle.
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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:43 AM

Hooded Vulture

 

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#59 Morkel Erasmus

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 12:42 PM

Gotta love the raptors - great shots everyone!

 

A regal fish eagle from the Chobe river in Botswana...

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 12:45 PM

Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Southern Africa

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