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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Attacked

Attacked
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: Keysers River Trail
Observed: 25th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
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Photographing some flowers I was attacked out of the blue. I figured out that I must have been near a fledgling or food, and wondered around and sure enough I was bombarded again. A pair of crows came to investigate so I gave up trying to figure out what was happening. The nest was apparent in the tree.

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Harrier Hawk

Harrier Hawk
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Tokai Arboretum
Observed: 24th September 2016
Added: 26th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Preening

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Yellow Bill Kite taking a bath

Yellow Bill Kite taking a bath
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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 25th September 2016
Added: 25th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Shikra

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By: Joseph Heymans
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Location: Atherstone - Maroela kamp
Observed: 22nd September 2016
Added: 24th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Witrugaasvoel

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By: Joseph Heymans
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Location: Atherstone NR - Maroela dam
Observed: 22nd September 2016
Added: 24th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Bruinslangarend

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By: Joseph Heymans
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Location: Modderpan
Observed: 21st September 2016
Added: 24th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Witrugaasvoel nes

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By: Joseph Heymans
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Location: Atherstone NR
Observed: 20th September 2016
Added: 24th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Vulture chick

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By: Joseph Heymans
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Location: Atherstone NR
Observed: 19th September 2016
Added: 24th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Witrugaasvoëls

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Location: Uitspan Hunting Safari's
Observed: 16th July 2016
Added: 22nd September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Swartaasvoël

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Location: Uitspan Hunting Safari's
Observed: 18th July 2016
Added: 22nd September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Sperwer

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Location: Uitspan Hunting Safari's
Observed: 7th August 2016
Added: 21st September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Apologies for the bad quality pictures

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Jimmy comes, nest contents vanish

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George Heronry
Observed: 18th September 2016
Added: 18th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

A Gymnogene came in, all the birds took flight as usual. It landed on a Grey Heron nest, the same one as previously seen when it picked up an egg repeatedly. Again, no attempt was made to defend the nest, but a chick or egg was eaten. Jimmy on the nest for 12 minutes, startled once, before flying off, making no further visits to other nests.

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Raptor

Raptor
By: IdleLayabout
Botanical Society of South AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
Location: Table Mountain, back table
Observed: 15th August 2008
Added: 14th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Spotted during a wet winter walk on TM. Not sure what it is apart from cold wet and annoyed.

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Bird of prey

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Location: Tygerberg nature reserve: Golden mole trail
Observed: 11th September 2016
Added: 11th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Black eagle nest on top of social weaver nests

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Location: Prieska - Copperton road
Observed: 8th September 2016
Added: 10th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:3
Description:

Black eagle nest on top of social weaver nests.
One observed in the nest - juvenile or adult?
One observed flying around overhead.

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African Goshawk

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: East London
Observed: 9th September 2016
Added: 10th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Cape Vulture

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By: Keir and Al Lynch
Overberg Lowlands Conservation Trust
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Location: Rooivlei Conservation Area
Observed: 8th September 2016
Added: 9th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Jackal Buzzard

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Location: Philipstown
Observed: 2nd February 2016
Added: 6th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Jackal Buzzard with white chest

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Sec birds with a view

Nest with a view
By: Beryl WilsonBeryl Wilson’s reputation in Birds
Location: Dronfield Private Nature Reserve
Observed: 9th January 2015
Added: 6th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:9
Comments:0
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Black-shouldered Kite (Alice)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Alice - UFH
Observed: 31st August 2016
Added: 5th September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:8
Comments:3
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Buzzard

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George Heronry
Observed: 28th August 2016
Added: 5th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Bird with Verreaux's eagle

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Location: Helderberg Nature Reserve: Watsonia trail
Observed: 4th September 2016
Added: 4th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Smaller bird flying in large circles with a Verreaux's eagle. Aopeared to chase it when it they came close together.

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Verreaux's eagle

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Location: Helderberg Nature Reserve: Watsonia trail
Observed: 4th September 2016
Added: 4th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:2
Description:

Appeared to be carrying something: nesting material? Was also flying in large circles with a smaller bird that seemed to be chasing it occasionally.

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Resident Buzzard that objected to Gymnogene eating egg

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George Heronry
Observed: 29th August 2016
Added: 3rd September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Feathered helicopter

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Unnamed Road, South Cape DC
Observed: 31st August 2016
Added: 1st September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Two birds hunting over cropland

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Out of office

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Unnamed Road, South Cape DC
Observed: 31st August 2016
Added: 1st September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:0
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Secretary bird

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By: lizejoubert
Location: Impendle Nature Reserve
Observed: 29th November 2012
Added: 31st August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:0
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Juv Martial maybe

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By: annette gerber
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Western Shores Isimangaliso Wetland park
Observed: 28th July 2016
Added: 30th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Jimmy, the Egg Breaker

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George Heronry
Observed: 29th August 2016
Added: 29th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:8
Description:

Long long obs coming!!!!

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Looking for food

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Location: Wedderwill Country Estate
Observed: 20th August 2016
Added: 28th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:1
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