Observations in the Order: Falconiformes

Common Name: Dagaktiewe Roofvoëls or Raptors

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Shikra

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Location: Skukuza
Observed: 11th November 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Buzzard on the pines

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 30th November 2016
Added: 2nd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Accipiter tachiro subsp. tachiro - Juvenil

tn_Little Sparrowhawk (Accipiter minullus) (2)
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Location: Reynold Street
Observed: 1st December 2016
Added: 1st December 2016
Identifications:4
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

Visit the chickens in the garden.
Seems a juvenile because of yellow beak band.

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What is it?

What is it?
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Wakkerstroom R543 at Cutting
Observed: 22nd November 2016
Added: 28th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Crested

Crested
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Wakkerstroom - Martins Dam n side
Observed: 21st November 2016
Added: 28th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:1
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Yellowbill Kite (Milvus parasitus subsp. parasitus)

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Location: Philadelphia
Observed: 25th November 2016
Added: 25th November 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Young martial Eagle

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Location: Niewoudtville, Northern Cape, South Africa
Observed: 5th March 2016
Added: 24th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Immature martial eagle sitting on telephone line poles, appeared to have scavenged some roadkill.

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Long-crested Eagle

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Location: Port Alfred
Observed: 27th May 2016
Added: 24th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Long crested eagle seen ambush hunting from telephone poles on outskirts of Port Alfred.

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Black Sparrowhawk

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Location: Near Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
Observed: 31st December 2015
Added: 24th November 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Young black sparrowhawk near nesting site shortly after beginning to fly.

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Gymnogene (Polyboroides typus subsp. typus)

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Location: Bonnievale
Observed: 19th November 2016
Added: 23rd November 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

Flew over the camp along the river

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Osprey

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By: annette gerber
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Location: Catalina Bay
Observed: 14th November 2016
Added: 22nd November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Steppe buzzard

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By: annette gerber
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Location: Western Shores Isimangaliso Wetland park
Observed: 14th November 2016
Added: 21st November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Southern Banded Snake Eagle

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By: annette gerber
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Location: Western Shores Isimangaliso Wetland park
Observed: 19th November 2016
Added: 21st November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Let me read your palm

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Location: Minerva Ave, Scottburgh South
Observed: 5th May 2016
Added: 21st November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
Description:

Systematic search of suburban palms, indigenous and exotic, for chicks and agamas

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While the YBKs are away, I'll hover all day

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Location: Humberdale landfill
Observed: 18th May 2016
Added: 19th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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What are you looking at?

What are you looking at?
By: melda goets
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
Location: Tygerberg Nature Reserve
Observed: 18th November 2016
Added: 18th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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What is this stunning bird?

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By: ThembaTrees
Location: Somerset West, Western Cape
Observed: 23rd September 2016
Added: 18th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:2
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Terribly shy

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Bermuda Way, Scottburgh
Observed: 13th May 2016
Added: 17th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Flew out of riverine forest in suburban park where I had disturbed it and perched briefly in neighbourhood tree

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Not the type of raptor one would expect to encounter at the Mall

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Scottburgh Mall
Observed: 27th June 2016
Added: 17th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Amazed to see her land in a tree overlooking the Mall parking lot. Posed briefly then powered off north in the direction of TC Nature Reserve

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San Lameer Osprey

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Location: San Lameer
Observed: 3rd November 2016
Added: 15th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Fish in Talons

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Location: San Lameer
Observed: 3rd November 2016
Added: 15th November 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:5
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Aloe Farm Vulture

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Location: aloe farm
Observed: 14th July 2016
Added: 15th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Almost fully grown

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Location: Tokai
Observed: 22nd October 2016
Added: 14th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Elanus caeruleus (Black Shouldered Kite)

 Elanus caeruleus (Black Shouldered Kite)
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Mill Wood
Observed: 11th November 2016
Added: 14th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Territorial male

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Scottburgh Golf Course
Observed: 1st September 2016
Added: 13th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Glorious unmistakable call from on high

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Martial eagle, Breëkoparend

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By: Alex Dreyer
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Location: Along MR47 near Kobos
Observed: 4th November 2016
Added: 13th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Cape Vulture (N2)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: N2 (4)
Observed: 23rd October 2016
Added: 12th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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At the top of the tree

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Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Observed: 12th November 2016
Added: 12th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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I get a bit ratty before I've finished my breakfast

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Scottburgh Golf Course
Observed: 18th October 2016
Added: 9th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Two soarers

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 30th October 2016
Added: 30th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Two similar birds soaring, occasionally came close to each other, often diving down one behind the other. Territorial dispute or courtship behavior?

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