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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J13b41 - Eagle in Etosha NP

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Location: Etosa National Park, Namibia
Observed: 27th December 2009
Added: 23rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
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J10e08 - Eagle in Chobe NP

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Location: Chobe National Park, Botswana
Observed: 24th December 2009
Added: 23rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
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De Hoop intertidal  (96)
By: Karen Watkins
Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Observed: 21st March 2015
Added: 23rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Not a great picture but hopefully someone can id it

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Raptor

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Noupoort
Observed: 22nd March 2015
Added: 23rd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
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Crowned Eagle

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Location: Medike
Observed: 30th January 2015
Added: 22nd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Description:

First time I have seen this species on the property. Habitat was dense woodland.

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Amur Falcons visiting

Amur Falcons
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Location: Catalina Bay Area
Observed: 15th March 2015
Added: 21st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Approx. 30 birds.

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Cape Vulture

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Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Observed: 15th March 2015
Added: 20th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Cape Vulture

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Location: Medike
Observed: 13th February 2015
Added: 20th March 2015
Likely ID: Gyps coprotheres
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Description:

Possible poisoning. This Cape Vulture was photographed on an embankment next to the railway track.

It was lying down preening. When it saw me it took off down slope and crashed into some thick bush. It was not able to lift off.

I tried to find the bird, but the bush was impenetrable.

The whole encounter was strange and I got the feeling it was not right.

Thinking back this was around the time a rhino was killed in the area, but it is difficult to place things temporally. Maybe it was linked.

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Cape Vulture

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By: vynbos
Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Potberg, De Hoop
Observed: 13th March 2015
Added: 19th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Secretary pair

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By: Dewidine
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGroen Sebenza
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Observed: 4th March 2015
Added: 18th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Fish eagles

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: The Island Sedgefield
Observed: 29th December 2013
Added: 18th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Jimmy

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Strip of pine between GRBG and fire break
Observed: 17th March 2015
Added: 17th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Disturbed, flew to perch, sat for a while before flying off.

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Lanner Falcon with prey

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Location: R572 Vivo to Mara
Observed: 1st March 2015
Added: 17th March 2015
Likely ID: Falco biarmicus
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Lanner falcon with prey. Female was feeding while smaller male was hanging around. The bird was Columba livia from local village.

I was impressed at the amount of flesh the bird was consuming.

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If this is Saturday, it must be Manzini

vulture, palmnut
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Croc World, Scottburgh
Observed: 14th March 2015
Added: 15th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

The CrocWorld Conservation Centre Manager told me these are regular visitors from the nearby Clanstal colony: how right he was!

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fairway sentinal

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Scottburgh Golf Club
Observed: 3rd March 2015
Added: 15th March 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:5
Comments:2
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Rock Kestrel

Rock Kestrel
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: Llundudno Corner
Observed: 8th February 2015
Added: 15th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Immature Gymnogene

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Location: Park Street, Greyton
Observed: 14th March 2015
Added: 14th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:2
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Egret and gymnogene

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: The Island Sedgefield
Observed: 31st January 2011
Added: 14th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:1
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Eagle ?

19. Mapungubwe-059
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Location: Mapungubwe National Park
Observed: 9th January 2015
Added: 13th March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Bird of Prey

19. Mapungubwe-431
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Location: Mapungubwe National Park
Observed: 11th January 2015
Added: 13th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Eagle

19. Mapungubwe-522
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Location: Mapungubwe National Park
Observed: 11th January 2015
Added: 13th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Bird of prey

15. Marakele.  Marakele-164
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Location: Marakele
Observed: 6th January 2015
Added: 13th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Falcon

17. Mapungubwe-075
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Location: Mapungubwe National Park
Observed: 8th January 2015
Added: 13th March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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so majestic

so majestic
By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: Addo Elephant park
Observed: 25th July 2014
Added: 12th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Pondoland Cape Vulture, & breeding colony (Lusikisiki)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: Pondoland
Observed: 6th March 2015
Added: 11th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
Description:

This Breeding colony is in the Mzimvubu gorge. A viewing deck has been built for visitors and you stand and watch them soar in front and over you. The local Pondo chief is very proud of this site and escorted us to the viewing deck (last pic, right).

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Predator bird

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By: Gerasimos Komnenus
Location: Johannesburg North
Observed: 10th March 2015
Added: 10th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:4
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Lanner Falcon (Mtata)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: Ncambele
Observed: 2nd March 2015
Added: 9th March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Fish eagle, Visarend

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Location: Unnamed Road, Pilanesberg National Park
Observed: 8th February 2015
Added: 9th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Steppe buzzard, Bruinjakkalsvoël

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Location: Unnamed Road, Pilanesberg National Park
Observed: 8th February 2015
Added: 8th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Pale Chanting Goshawk

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Location: Roadside, Klein Karoo
Observed: 8th March 2015
Added: 8th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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