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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Jackal Buzzard

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Location: Winterstrand, Eastern Cape
Observed: 17th December 2014
Added: 17th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:0
Description:

Thinking its a jackal buzzard, not sure about ID.

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Two Goshawks

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Maryland Avenue
Observed: 30th November 2014
Added: 17th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

See from my house in the morning

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wsnbg kite

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By: Ernest PorterErnest Porter’s reputation in BirdsErnest Porter’s reputation in BirdsErnest Porter’s reputation in Birds
Location: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
Observed: 6th December 2014
Added: 16th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Yellow-headed Hawk

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By: willvanniekerkwillvanniekerk’s reputation in Birds
Location: Lusaka East Forest Reserve
Observed: 13th December 2014
Added: 14th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

Seemed about the size of a European buzzard; I don't know birds (at all) but a juvenile Gymnogene is the best I can find in a quick look at my book...

Landed in an (non-native) Eucalyptus at the edge of agricultural land, near the (dried out from the unusually dry season/too many maize farmers) Chobe river; overall area Miombo woodland.

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Verreaux's Eagles

Verreaux's Eagles
By: Mariana
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCape Bird ClubLepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Langebaan quarry
Observed: 11th December 2014
Added: 13th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Black Harrier

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By: Mariana
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCape Bird ClubLepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: R27, West Coast National Park
Observed: 11th December 2014
Added: 12th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Black Harrier in adult plumage, hunting for food.

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Sagittarius serpentarius

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Location: Addo Elephant National Park
Observed: 20th November 2014
Added: 12th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:0
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Black Eagle

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Location: Masebe Nature Reserve
Observed: 26th November 2014
Added: 12th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Melierax canorus

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Location: Addo Elephant National Park
Observed: 20th November 2014
Added: 12th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Melierax canorus

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Location: Addo Elephant National Park
Observed: 20th November 2014
Added: 12th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Steppe buzzard?

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By: jacquesvdmerwe
Botanical Society of South AfricaCity of Cape Town Biodiversity Management BranchCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersDarling Wildflower Society
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Location: Hillcrest Wine Estate, Durbanville, Western Cape, RSA
Observed: 10th December 2014
Added: 11th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

I should be better with this, but this one is so light in colour it makes me doubt.

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Young harrier

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Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Observed: 1st December 2014
Added: 10th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Brown Snake Eagle

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in BirdsRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in BirdsRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in BirdsRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Birds
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 16th November 2014
Added: 9th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Bird of prey and garden bird

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By: Gawie van der Merwe
Observed: 1st December 2014
Added: 9th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Greater Kestrel

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Location: Close to Kleinsee
Observed: 23rd November 2014
Added: 8th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Black Sparrowhawk Family

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Tokai Common, Dennedal Avenue
Observed: 29th November 2014
Added: 6th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

There were two juveniles that belonged to the Common Pair sitting on the lowest branches of the nest tree. one flew off but the other stayed, feasting on a large bird, likely a dove. the male was not happy about me being so close to his young and kept diving bombing me, flying millimetres about my head.I could feel the wind from his wings.however, he posed for several stunning photos. the puzzling thing was the two adult sparrowhawks present were both melanistic. The Common Pair are one white chested and one melanistic.

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Whiteback Vulture

Whiteback Vulture
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Location: Ntibane Game Ranch
Observed: 30th July 2011
Added: 2nd December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Black Harrier chicks cl

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By: outramps
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGarden Route Botanical GardenMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Circuit from the top of the Jeep track below Mt aristata
Observed: 27th November 2014
Added: 2nd December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Clive Louw saw these by chance. He is a member of the High Altitude Team of the Mountain Club of South Africa. The chicks were nesting on the ground and were totally unfazed by his presence. Brian KD2 suggested that they may be Black Harriers. Clive judged himself very lucky to get these photos

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Secretary Bird

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By: Alan WilliamsAlan Williams’s reputation in BirdsAlan Williams’s reputation in Birds
Location: Ntibane Game Ranch
Observed: 8th September 2011
Added: 2nd December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Crown Eagle and Nyala

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Location: Ntibane Game Ranch
Observed: 27th June 2014
Added: 2nd December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:1
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Crown Eagle and Genet

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By: Alan WilliamsAlan Williams’s reputation in BirdsAlan Williams’s reputation in Birds
Location: Ntibane Game Ranch
Observed: 24th October 2013
Added: 2nd December 2014
Identifications:3
Agreements:5
Comments:9
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Juvenile Black Sparrowhawk

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: 12, Hawthorne Cl
Observed: 22nd November 2014
Added: 1st December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

This fellow is growing up.

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Juvenille Black Sparrowhawk

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: 10, Hawthorne Cl
Observed: 8th November 2014
Added: 1st December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Offspring of the pair i photographed in this same common a few months ago.

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Rufous-chest

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: ERF3368, Colyn Rd, A21
Observed: 8th November 2014
Added: 1st December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

I think this one might be the male, not the female, because he hasn't been on the nest once.

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Fish Eagle?

Fish Eagle?
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Location: Bridge, Western Shores
Observed: 23rd November 2014
Added: 30th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Martial

Martial
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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 29th November 2014
Added: 30th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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naah! not worth my while

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Lower Sabie Camp, Kruger National Park
Observed: 5th November 2014
Added: 28th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Sadly, the hover did not result in a dive, let alone a catch

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African Harrier-Hawk

African Harrier Hawk
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Location: D448 Rd, North Uthungulu
Observed: 30th September 2014
Added: 28th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Juvenile

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abandoned White-backed Vulture nest?

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By: Bushboy
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Location: S122, Kruger National Park
Observed: 5th November 2014
Added: 27th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

The L-B Roller to the right of centre never attempted to enter the nest, was probably hunting insect prey

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definitely a day for snakes

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By: Bushboy
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Location: S122, Kruger National Park
Observed: 5th November 2014
Added: 27th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Big-headed fella ignored us parked almost directly below him and kept scanning the undergrowth with those fiercest of eyes.

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