Eagle ID help

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4 years 1 month ago #86298 by jan
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Hi All

I took these in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi in July this year. This eagle is baffling me a bit.



Please help with ID.

Thanks

Jan

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4 years 1 month ago #86299 by NickyO
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Hi Jan,

I am not near any books at the moment but your bird is not one of the larger eagles because it has bare legs. This means it is one of the Snake-eagles or a buzzard.

My gut is telling me it is a juvenile snake-eagle.

Maybe someone near to their books can help you further?

Thanks!

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4 years 1 month ago #86301 by Josey
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What about a Steppe Buzzard?

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4 years 4 weeks ago #86304 by wildtuinman
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I also lean towards Steppe Buzzard.

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4 years 4 weeks ago #86306 by badger
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I would say jackal buzzard

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4 years 4 weeks ago #86307 by jan
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Hi All

Thank you to all who had a look and thanks to those who helped with the ID.
Clearly my memory deteriorated over the 4 months since the photos were taken, because I remembered as being about the size of the long-crested eagle that I saw just prior to this :rolleyes:

Greetings and enjoy your birding

Jan

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4 years 3 weeks ago #86321 by John Young
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I'd be inclined to go with a juvenile Jackal Buzzard.

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3 years 7 months ago #86567 by Doug
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The distinct finer barring on the flight feathers makes this a juvenile jackal buzzard for me


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3 years 7 months ago #86568 by Jeff Curnick
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Wing projection past tail at rest also points to Jackal Buzzard.

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