Small raptor

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3 years 6 months ago #86610 by jan
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Hi All

I saw this one along the road to Punda Maria in KNP. Any ID help will be appreciated.





Thank you

Jan

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3 years 6 months ago #86611 by nkgray
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I'm sure we can narrow this down to either Shikra or Gabar Goshawk. The bird is of juvenile to immature age. One of the separating features here would be the nature of the vertical patterning on the chest - is it "blotching" or "streaking"? Your photo does not give such a clear idea of this. Also - but colour is never a great discriminator due to ambient conditions and/or camera settings - the Gabar has orange-yellow rather than a bright yellow bare parts.

On these two features I lean towards Shikra, but let's see what others have to say.

Neil

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3 years 6 months ago #86625 by mossie
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My vote for imm. Shikra.

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