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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Waiting for mate..

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Location: Arniston
Observed: 17th August 2016
Added: 23rd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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A shouting match

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Dennedal Common
Observed: 7th June 2016
Added: 20th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Two white-chested sparrowhawks in a territorial dispute around the nest.

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Sparrowhawk next to my garden

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: 34 Lismore Avenue, Tokai
Observed: 6th June 2016
Added: 20th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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The resident male sparrowhawk with a freshly killed laughing dove in the massive tree in the neighbors garden

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Poor Secretarybird

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Location: Greyton surrounds
Observed: 19th August 2016
Added: 19th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:10
Comments:2
Description:

Foraging Secretarybird being dive-bombed by Blacksmith Lapwings..

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Pygmy in the Shadows.

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Benfontein Nature Reserve
Observed: 19th June 2016
Added: 15th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Was in the same tree as a colony of sociable weavers

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Gymnogene (Hogsback)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Hogsback plantation (1)
Observed: 11th August 2016
Added: 14th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:2
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Tawny on the look-out

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Location: On the Way from Mpila
Observed: 7th August 2016
Added: 14th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Jackal Buzzard (Hogsback)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Hogsback plantation (1)
Observed: 11th August 2016
Added: 14th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Very far, but..

Very far, but..
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Location: Near Sontuli Loop
Observed: 7th August 2016
Added: 14th August 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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The Shy One...

The Shy One...
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Location: Sontuli Loop
Observed: 7th August 2016
Added: 14th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Like Vultures over the Scraps because they are Vultures

Like Vultures over the Scraps because they are Vultures
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Location: Sontuli Loop
Observed: 7th August 2016
Added: 14th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Welcome back

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 8th August 2016
Added: 14th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

My first sighting of a YB kite this season

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My first Secretarybird

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Benfontein Nature Reserve
Observed: 13th June 2016
Added: 14th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Finally!

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Rather uncommon caller

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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 6th August 2016
Added: 13th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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BSK brekkies

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By: sallyslak
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Location: CAR route south
Observed: 30th July 2016
Added: 11th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:2
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Jackal Buzzard (Saasveld)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Saasveld Campus
Observed: 2nd August 2016
Added: 10th August 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:2
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Tawny eagle pair

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Location: Benfontein Nature Reserve
Observed: 11th June 2016
Added: 7th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Saw them now and then soaring on thermals. Once scared one off his Cape hare kill

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Bird of prey spotted in Nambiti game reserve

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By: kasjoeneut
Location: Nambiti game reserve
Observed: 4th August 2016
Added: 6th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Our wonderful guide thought this to be a black shouldered kite. Unsure whether it may just be the light hiding that distinctive black shoulder or whether this could maybe be a type of goshawk?

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Small Raptor - ? African Cuckoo Hawk juvenile

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By: GNStapleton
Location: Isimangeliso Wetland Park (near uBhejane picnic site)
Observed: 24th July 2016
Added: 6th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:7
Description:

This kestrel-sized raptor (estimate 35-45cm) was seen perched on a small shrub and made several forays into the grass nearby, before flying away

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Haliaeetus vocifer (African Fish Eagle) Juvenile

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By: Nicky vB
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Location: Dune Molerat Trail
Observed: 29th July 2016
Added: 3rd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
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Gabar Goshawk

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Location: Benfontein Nature Reserve
Observed: 11th June 2016
Added: 3rd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Jackal Buzzard (Friem)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Friemersheim (2)
Observed: 31st July 2016
Added: 2nd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax)

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By: jimmymac2
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Location: Unnamed Road, Hwange
Observed: 2nd April 2016
Added: 2nd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Two juveniles (?) seen on a drive through Hwange National Park.

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Black-shouldered Kite (K-brak)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Kleinbrak (3)
Observed: 31st July 2016
Added: 1st August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Jackal Buzzard (K-brak)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Sandhoogte Rd (3)
Observed: 31st July 2016
Added: 1st August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Jackal Buzzard (V-brug)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Voorbrugweg (2)
Observed: 31st July 2016
Added: 1st August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Another red-eye birdy

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: George Heronry
Observed: 31st July 2016
Added: 1st August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:2
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Cape Vulture (Tbzim)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Thabazimbi
Observed: 22nd July 2016
Added: 27th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Regular Visitor For Now?

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 22nd July 2016
Added: 25th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Feasting Falcon

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Location: Helderberg, Lower slopes
Observed: 23rd June 2016
Added: 23rd July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

I was photographing the burnt vegetation in this area when I found this Kestrel disemboweling its catch in the bare tree. I would never have noticed it if I hadn't been standing still and quiet enough to hear its talons scraping the dry bark. I had been walking close to the tree for some time before I noticed the Kestrel, but it was only when I took and interest in it that it became wary of me and eventually flew off.

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