Observations in the Order: Falconiformes

English Name: Dagaktiewe Roofvoëls or Raptors

Harrier Hawk - Gymnogene

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By: hampshire karoo
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
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Location: Sanbona - Warmwaterberg
Observed on: 7th September 2007
Added to iSpot: 26th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Lappet face vulture

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in Birds
Location: Unnamed Road, Kweneng West
Observed on: 11th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

White back vultures

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in Birds
Location: Unnamed Road, Kweneng West
Observed on: 11th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Bateleur adult

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in Birds
Location: Khankhwe Loop, CKGR
Observed on: 8th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Gabar goshawk - juvenile

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in Birds
Location: Khankhwe Loop, CKGR
Observed on: 7th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Tawny eagle

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in Birds
Location: Khankhwe Loop, CKGR
Observed on: 6th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Bateleur juvenile

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in Birds
Location: Khankhwe Loop, CKGR
Observed on: 6th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Black chested snake eagle - immature

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in Birds
Location: CKGR, Ghanzi Piper
Observed on: 5th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Greater kestrel

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in Birds
Location: CKGR, Ghanzi Piper
Observed on: 3rd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Pale chanting goshawk

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in Birds
Location: Sunday Loop, Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Observed on: 1st July 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th July 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

Lappet face vulture

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in BirdsFrancois Kriel's reputation in Birds
Location: Sunday Loop, Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Observed on: 30th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

African harrier hawk

African harrier hawk
By: evr
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Tokai Rd, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 29th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th July 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1
Description: Bird flew from tree to tree and decended to burnt area. It seems to scratch between the burnt logs.

Pale chanting goshawk, Bleeksingvalk 3

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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed on: 12th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Aquila verreauxii (Black Eagle) Jets

 Aquila verreauxii (Black Eagle)
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Camdeboo National Park
Observed on: 15th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 7
Comments: 1

Sagittarius serpentarius (Secretarybird)

 Sagittarius serpentarius (Secretarybird)
By: Nicky
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Location: Mountain Zebra National Park
Observed on: 17th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Not a Black Eagle

Not a Black Eagle
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Noordhoek Peak Trail
Observed on: 20th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Had us fooled for a while: teach us to walkabout without binoculars

Terathopius ecaudatus

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By: GawieGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in Birds
Location: S64, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 8th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Sagittarius serpentarius

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Location: H1-5, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 4th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Haliaeetus vocifer

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Location: S46, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 4th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Gyps africanus

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Location: S63, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 6th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Gyps africanus

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Location: S64, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 6th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Aquila spilogaster

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Location: H1-8, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 8th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Aquila spilogaster

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Location: S63, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 6th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

noisy winter early sky

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: TC Robertson NR
Observed on: 13th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Male doing his evocative dawn territorial thing high above the forest

gates of hell - for toppie

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed on: 10th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2
Description: Only quick shot I was able to get as the goshawk mantled its shrieking prey, killing it on the drive. You can just see the yellow vent of the bulbul under the outspread left wing

Terathopius ecaudatus

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Location: S12, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 30th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Gyps africanus

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Location: H7, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 30th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Gyps africanus

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Location: S37, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 29th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Aquila spilogaster

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Location: S39, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 30th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Rock Kestrel

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Orpen Rd, Forest Glade
Observed on: 16th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Sagittarius serpentarius

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Location: H3, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 26th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Haliaeetus vocifer

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Location: Gardenia Rd, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 26th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Aquila rapax

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Location: S25, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 26th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Forest Buzzard

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: ERF3346, Soetvlei Ave
Observed on: 16th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Sagittarius serpentarius

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By: GawieGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in Birds
Location: Rhodes district
Observed on: 10th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 8
Comments: 0

Polyboroides typus

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By: GawieGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in Birds
Location: Rhodes district
Observed on: 12th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Lophaetus occipitalis

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By: GawieGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in Birds
Location: Cathedral Peak area, Drakensberg
Observed on: 17th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Gyps coprotheres

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Location: Rhodes district
Observed on: 12th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

what a day

what a day
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Location: Dovedale Farm, Tuli Block
Observed on: 9th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: another juvenile Whiteback from the same group as http://www.ispot.org.za/node/270085 observed late on the following day. This fellow is resting on a lower branch of a large tree after a good day of feasting, all the big trees in the area had contingents of fat vultures settling down for the night. The adult birds appeared to take up positions higher in the canopy with younger birds on lower branches but perhaps that was just coincidental? The bird towards the top in the penultimate photo is very pale suggesting it is a somewhat older individual

king of all I survey

king of all I survey
By: TuliTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in BirdsTuli's reputation in Birds
Location: Dovedale Farm, Tuli Block
Observed on: 9th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 3
Description: probably the same individual as http://www.ispot.org.za/node/270082 at the close of the following day after the feasting

why can't we just land

why can't we just land
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Location: Mahalapye, Central
Observed on: 8th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: juvenile Whitebacked vultures in a flock of predominantly Whitebacks lazily zeroing in on a prey item adult posted as http://www.ispot.org.za/node/270083 The whole group were still there 2 days later sitting in the taller trees in the area. http://www.ispot.org.za/node/270095 is of the same group at the end of the second day.

looking good down there

looking good down there
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Location: Mahalapye, Central
Observed on: 8th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: group of Whitebacked vultures (+/- 40) circling over an extended portion of bush, closing in on a potential feast but in no rush to get there. These 2 were adults (plenty of white under the wings, also white on the back visible when birds turn away) but perhaps half the group were young birds. There was a single Lappet-faced vulture seen with the group, the mate may have been around but not seen, they are more frequently seen as a pair in the area see http://www.ispot.org.za/node/270082

so where's dinner, boys

so where's dinner, boys
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Location: Dovedale Farm, Tuli Block
Observed on: 8th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Lappet-faced Vulture circling with a group of Whitebacks posted in http://www.ispot.org.za/node/270083 http://www.ispot.org.za/node/270091 is probably the same Lappetface settling down for the night on the following evening after they had all feasted

Tawny Eagle

Tawny Eagle
By: Luc
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Location: Mara, TZ
Observed on: 3rd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Elanus caeruleus

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By: GawieGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in BirdsGawie's reputation in Birds
Location: Mountain Zebra National Park
Observed on: 8th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

African Fish Eagle

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Observed on: 9th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

White-Backed Vultures

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Observed on: 9th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Thula Thula has the largest breeding population of white-backed vultures in Kwa-Zulu Natal. We were able to see four pairs, most sitting on or near their nests, but two flew low over over heads. these truly are majestic birds.

kite in flight

kite in flight
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Location: R555, Middelburg - MP
Observed on: 7th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Jackal buzzard

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 14, Dennendal West Ave
Observed on: 5th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2

African Marsh Harrier

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By: Michael McSweeney
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Location: Strandfontein Sewerage Works
Observed on: 15th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

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