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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Falco rupicolus (Rock Kestrel)

 Falco rupicolus (Rock Kestrel)
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Road between Paternoster and Stompneus Bay
Observed: 25th March 2015
Added: 19th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Falco biarmicus (Lanner Falcon)

 Falco biarmicus (Lanner Falcon)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Road between Paternoster and Stompneus Bay
Observed: 25th March 2015
Added: 19th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Elanus caeruleus (Black Shouldered Kite)

Elanus caeruleus (Black Shouldered Kite)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: St. Helena Bay
Observed: 25th March 2015
Added: 19th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Buteo rufofuscus (Jackal Buzzard)

 Buteo rufofuscus (Jackal Buzzard)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Road between Paternoster and Stompneus Bay
Observed: 25th March 2015
Added: 18th April 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Buteo rufofuscus (Jackal Buzzard)

 Buteo rufofuscus (Jackal Buzzard)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Road between Paternoster and Stompneus Bay
Observed: 25th March 2015
Added: 18th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Pale Chanting Goshawk (KarNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: Karoo National Park
Observed: 17th April 2015
Added: 17th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Black Eagle KarNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: Karoo National Park
Observed: 16th April 2015
Added: 17th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Sagittarius serpentarius (Secretary Bird)

Sagittarius serpentarius (Secretary Bird)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: R315 South of Darling
Observed: 22nd March 2015
Added: 16th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
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Buzzard?

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Location: Harold Porter National Botanical Garden
Observed: 31st March 2015
Added: 13th April 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
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Secretary bird ( Sagittarius serpentarius )

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Observed: 2nd December 2014
Added: 13th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Steppe Buzzard ( Buteo vulpinus )

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Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 13th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Flight mode

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Tokai Park
Observed: 21st March 2015
Added: 8th April 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:3
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Vulture soaring on the updrafts

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Location: Lesotho
Observed: 5th April 2015
Added: 8th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

The local with us said this is a "Lammergeier", not sure I agree.

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Jackal Buzzard (GRG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: Kraaibosch George
Observed: 6th April 2015
Added: 7th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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A first for me

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: A2, Tokai Forest
Observed: 24th February 2015
Added: 7th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

My first booted eagle in Tokai.

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A Rare Sight around here

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Tokai Park
Observed: 1st February 2015
Added: 7th April 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:3
Comments:3
Description:

You hardly ever see falcons around here.

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Jackal of the skies

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Tokai Park
Observed: 1st February 2015
Added: 7th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Kestrel in the Gardens

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Observed: 20th January 2015
Added: 7th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

This is the first time i have seen a bird of prey that isn't an owl perching in the gardens. In the fourth photo, it is perched atop the giant protea bushes of the protea garden where you would usually see sugarbirds.

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Black-chested Snake Eagle - Swartborsslangarend

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Location: S538 road, Trompsburg, Philipolis, Free State
Observed: 4th April 2015
Added: 6th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Mystery Raptor

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Location: A21a, Tokai Park
Observed: 10th January 2015
Added: 5th April 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Bredasdorp Flower Show 2014: BOP

Bredasdorp Flower Show 2014: BOP
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: Unknown - on display at the Bredasdorp Flower Show
Observed: 29th August 2014
Added: 5th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:5
Description:

Named specimen at show - locality not recorded

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Bredasdorp Flower Show 2014: BOP

Bredasdorp Flower Show 2014: BOP
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: Unknown - on display at the Bredasdorp Flower Show
Observed: 29th August 2014
Added: 5th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Named specimen at show - locality not recorded

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Black Sparrowhawk

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Location: Maryland Avenue, Tokai
Observed: 1st February 2015
Added: 4th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
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Buteo rufofuscus

Buteo rufofuscus
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Kogelberg
Observed: 27th March 2015
Added: 4th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Black-Chested Snake-Eagle

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Location: Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng
Observed: 3rd April 2015
Added: 3rd April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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red footed falcon

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Location: chobe riverside woods
Observed: 6th March 2015
Added: 1st April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Can anyone tell me why most of those in Chobe in early March appeared to be males ?

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BOP

BOP
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: Warmwaterberg - southeast ridge ascent
Observed: 9th August 2014
Added: 1st April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:6
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Falcons

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Location: leeuwfontein Pizza
Observed: 12th March 2015
Added: 31st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Falco rupicolus eating Rhabdomys pumilio (Striped Field Mouse)

 Falco rupicolus eating Rhabdomys pumilio (Striped Field Mouse)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: West Coast National Park
Observed: 26th March 2015
Added: 31st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:3
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Akkedisvalk

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Melkrivier pad
Observed: 25th March 2015
Added: 31st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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