Observations in the Order: Falconiformes

English Name: Dagaktiewe Roofvoëls or Raptors

PCG - Karoo WCape

PCG - Karoo WCape
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Location: R355, Breede River DC
Observed on: 30th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
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up beat

up beat
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Location: Mahalapye - Kudumatse road
Observed on: 3rd September 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 7
Comments: 0
Description: single vulture, disturbed while drinking from a temporarily water-filled old borrow pit

unhappy dad-to-be

kite, yellowbilled3a
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: TC Robertson River Trail
Observed on: 14th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0
Description: Found YBK nest in tall Rauvolfia in forest. Suspect the female is incubating. Other adult (male, I suspect) soared in assertively from nowhere to check me out. Withdrew after 3 quick shots of him in deference to their breeding.

Bateleur on Black-backed Jackal carcass 4web 2129939

Bateleur on Black backed Jackel carcass 4web 2129930
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Location: Etosha N.P. western section
Observed on: 3rd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Martial Eagle ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Southern edge of the Superbowl, Mkambati
Observed on: 19th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Eagle

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Location: S29
Observed on: 26th March 2012
Added to iSpot: 12th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

soaring

soaring
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Location: Tuli Block backline
Observed on: 22nd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: single bird soaring 9.30am

Jackal Buzzard take off

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 10th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Immature.

Bird

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By: rwentzel
Location: Berg en Dal, Kruger
Observed on: 7th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Secretarybird

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By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: N of PetroSa, DR 1553
Observed on: 29th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Single bird in old fallow lands in what was originally Renosterveld; sorry for distant pics - don't have no big lens!

Jackal Buzzard ...

Jackal Buzzard
By: Brian KD2
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Location: Mkambati NR
Observed on: 18th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Hawk

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Location: Unnamed
Observed on: 9th February 2013
Added to iSpot: 9th September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Crowned eagle

Crowned eagle
By: JohannetteJohannette's reputation in Birds
Location: Unnamed Road, Zululand DC
Observed on: 7th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 9
Comments: 0

Jackal Buzzard

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Orpen Rd, Outside, A14a
Observed on: 24th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 1

Melanistic Black Sparrowhawk

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: 12, Hawthorne Cl
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 6th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Once again, i found one of the pair of black sparrowhawks that frequents the Tokai Common, as i call it. This time it was chasing squirrels, flying round and round the trees, dodging and weaving in amongst the branches with incredible agility.she once perched directly above my head. it also appears that the pair may even have made a nest in that same tree. will investigate

Black Sparrowhawk pair

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: 10, Hawthorne Cl
Observed on: 9th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: this is probably one of the ringed pairs from the black sparrowhawk project, because the white chested one has a ring on one of its legs. the black chested one was also feeding on a bird, possibly an olive thrush or cape robin-chat.

Greyton harrier

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Location: Loerkop, Greyton Commonage
Observed on: 4th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 6
Description: And this is where an application has been made to re-open a long-disused quarry for the next 30 years...

Bird

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By: Eben Lourens
Cape Nature
Location: N2, South Cape DC
Observed on: 4th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 7

Rock Kestrel

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Orpen Rd, Outside, A14a
Observed on: 9th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Distant Fish Eagle

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Hippo Loop, Pilanesberg National Park
Observed on: 26th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 3rd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Red rock falcon at Titiesbaai

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By: peter slingsby
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Location: Titiesbaai, Cape Columbine Nature Reserve
Observed on: 1st September 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd September 2014
Identifications: 4
Agreements: 2
Comments: 8
Description: Eating a large mouse of unknown kind; so tame we were able to approach within 3m before it flew off [with the mouse]

eagle?

eagle?
By: Elis
Location: R332, Western District
Observed on: 22nd May 2014
Added to iSpot: 2nd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: this eagle was seen to "hobble" on the ground - eastern end of Baviaans Kloof. Could that be a Forest Eagle?

Osprey ...

Osprey
By: Brian KD2
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Location: Mkambati NR
Observed on: 22nd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 2nd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1

Black Eagle

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Location: 1, Broadwith Rd
Observed on: 2nd September 2014
Added to iSpot: 2nd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Vulture on the right-hand side

HCHOPKINS
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Location: S90
Observed on: 31st October 2012
Added to iSpot: 1st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Vulture on the Left side

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Location: S90
Observed on: 31st October 2012
Added to iSpot: 1st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

African Harrierhawk

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed on: 1st September 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Raptor

Raptor
By: tony rebelo
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Location: neck at head Porcupine Butress on Helderberg Dome Trail
Observed on: 24th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 4

Welcome back

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By: Stuart ShearerStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in Birds
Location: Dump area, Greyton Commonage
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 31st August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 2

Lappet Launch

Torgos tracheliotus subsp. tracheliotus
By: Gigi
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Location: Hotsas Game Hide
Observed on: 15th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1

Maxhalanga!!!

Cape Vulture 1.1
By: Brian KD2
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Location: Msikaba Vulture Colony, Mkambati NR
Observed on: 17th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 2

Brown-snake Eagle

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Tau Link, Pilanesberg National Park
Observed on: 26th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 28th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Steppe Eagle

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Korwe Link, Pilanesberg National Park
Observed on: 26th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 27th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Lophaetus occipitalis (Long-crested Eagle)

 Lophaetus occipitalis (Long-crested Eagle)
By: Nicky
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Location: Fynbos Nature Reserve, Robberg Corridor
Observed on: 26th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 8
Comments: 0

Cape Vulture

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: Mkambati Nature Reserve
Observed on: 19th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

A light snack

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 25th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 4
Description: The "Day of the Chameleons": had just photographed 3 chameleons in a single restio clump. One catching a bug, one shedding it's skin, one just being a chameleon. Then saw this buzzard nearby. Did not see the kill, just the shredding and eating part. No doubt that the kill was a chameleon. Urban "Slow Food"? Happen on top of a street light in the car park outside the Gardens.Sorry for the many photos, but tried to show the process.

Black-shouldered Kite

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Moruleng, Pilanesberg National Park
Observed on: 26th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 25th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

WSNBG Raptor

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Location: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 23rd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

The feagle winter flyby - Montagu WCape

The feagle winter flyby - Montagu WCape
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Location: Pietersfontein, Montagu WCape
Observed on: 3rd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Funny how I see the feagles passing by at this time of year. And I got slightly better pics than last year.

Love is in the air - McGregor WCape

Love is in the air - McGregor WCape
By: Marion MacleanMarion Maclean is knowledgeable about BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in BirdsMarion Maclean's earned reputation in Birds
Location: Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve, start of Heron Trail
Observed on: 10th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Robertson Karoo

Fish 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 Birds
Location: Mzinyathi
Observed on: 18th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Black Sparrowhawk

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: 19, Dennendal East Ave
Observed on: 3rd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Jackal buzzard

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: ERF3353, Soetvlei Ave, A18b
Observed on: 3rd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

buzzard, jackal1a

buzzard, jackal1a
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Isimangaliso WP, Eastern Shores
Observed on: 7th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Sub-adult looking out over resprouting burnt grassland

Juvenile Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk

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Location: Namaqualand, Namakwa
Observed on: 31st July 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th August 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Immature Raptor Juvenile Raptor sitting on a telephone near the Gannaga Pass, Tanqua Karoo.

Gabar Goshawk

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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 Birds
Location: Welgevonden Game Reserve
Observed on: 8th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Black Chested 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 Birds
Location: Welgevonden Game Reserve
Observed on: 4th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

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 Birds
Location: Welgevonden Game Reserve
Observed on: 3rd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

White-backed Vulture with chick

White-backed Vulture with chick
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Location: Nyalazi River,Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park
Observed on: 28th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Gymnogene and gymnojuvi

Coming in for landing
By: Jan-Hendrik
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Location: Clarens
Observed on: 3rd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 7
Comments: 4
Description: It was originally the juvenile's calls that alerted me to the pair. The adult was very relaxed, not so the juvenile.

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