Observations in the Order: Falconiformes

English Name: Dagaktiewe Roofvoëls or Raptors

naah! not worth my while

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Lower Sabie Camp, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Sadly, the hover did not result in a dive, let alone a catch

African Harrier-Hawk

African Harrier Hawk
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Location: D448 Rd, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 30th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Juvenile

abandoned White-backed Vulture nest?

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By: Bushboy
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Location: S122, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: The L-B Roller to the right of centre never attempted to enter the nest, was probably hunting insect prey

definitely a day for snakes

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By: Bushboy
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Location: S122, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0
Description: Big-headed fella ignored us parked almost directly below him and kept scanning the undergrowth with those fiercest of eyes.

big redheads

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By: Bushboy
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Location: H10, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

scrap pickers

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By: Bushboy
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Location: H10, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: The small chaps in the middle

after the feast

tagged
By: Bushboy
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Location: H10, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 3
Description: Tagged Whiteback on left: Andre Botha of EWT's Birds of Prey Program said: "We tagged this bird near Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal on the 12th of March 2013. The number looks like N148 which matches a bird from this sample. Great to know that it is doing well and now spends some time in Kruger."

little beaut

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Unnamed Road, Ehlanzeni
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0
Description: En route to KNP from Ngwenya

late nester

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By: Bushboy
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Location: H4-2, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 4th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Fish eagle

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By: peter slingsby
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Location: P1575 near Riversdale
Observed on: 21st November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Sitting on a telephone pole, we were ten metres from it before it flew away

Secretary bird number two

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By: peter slingsby
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Location: P1564 near Herbertsdale
Observed on: 19th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Two in two days in quite separate locations was great

Secretary bird number one

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By: peter slingsby
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Location: Field next to P1549, near Albertinia
Observed on: 19th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: It's been years since I have seen one in the wild; disturbed renosterveld

Stars at Rest

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Baden Powell Dr, Breede River DC
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Two of the three vultures are called sugar and carcass. ine of the vultures was poisoned and the other was shot. there are plans to build a breeding cliff at the back of the aviary once the birds attain breeding age.

Mary Ann

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Location: Baden Powell Dr, Breede River DC
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0
Description: Was rescued from owners who fed her dog food, leading to her becoming severely malnourished and caused her to lose her quill feathers, which only recently started growing back. her sibling died

Verreaux's Eagle with chick

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By: Michael McSweeney
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Location: Karoo National Park
Observed on: 14th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 6
Description: The chick was quite a large size already and could fly, but was still being fed by the parents. In the last two photos the chick is lying as low as possible blending in with the rocks to avoid detection.

Cape Vultures

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Baden Powell Dr, Breede River DC
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Skye

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Baden Powell Dr, Breede River DC
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Was very protective of the rat lure she caught.

Rock Kestrels at the two 'o clock flying display

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Baden Powell Dr, Breede River DC
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Rufous chest

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Baden Powell Dr, Breede River DC
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Had also lost an eye.

Forest Buzzard

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Baden Powell Dr, Breede River DC
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Poor bird has lost one eye

Gymnogene

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Baden Powell Dr, Breede River DC
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 4
Description: These harrier hawks are constantly entertaining everyone by clinging to the walls and roof of their aviary, just as they would do in the wild.

Black-shouldered Kite

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Baden Powell Dr, Breede River DC
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Rock Kestrel

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Baden Powell Dr, Breede River DC
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: In the rehabiliation aviary in preparation for release.

Phillip

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Baden Powell Dr, Breede River DC
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Terrible Photo

Brown Snake Eagle

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Location: Welgevonden Game Reserve
Observed on: 4th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

Wally

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Baden Powell Dr, Breede River DC
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: This is an affectionate eagle. Whenever i hold her, she carefully preens my face with her beak, which is actually quite a pleasant feeling. It is also not painful, seeing as a raptors beak has very little power.

Tiffany

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Baden Powell Dr, Breede River DC
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Perhaps the most aggressive resident at Eagle Encounters

Black Eagle

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Baden Powell Dr, Breede River DC
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 7
Comments: 0
Description: Have held her several times

Goliath

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Baden Powell Dr, Breede River DC
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

no tail here

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By: Bushboy
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Location: H4-2, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 3rd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

killing time

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By: Bushboy
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Location: H4-2, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 3rd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: The bulging crop (pic 2) proves the lions' prowess

African Harrier-Hawk

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Location: Lubombo Mountains, near Tikhuba
Observed on: 15th May 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

African Fish Eagle

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Location: Mlawula Nature Reserve, weir near old entrance
Observed on: 2nd April 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 7
Comments: 0

African Fish Eagle

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Location: Mlawula Nature Reserve, weir near old entrance
Observed on: 14th June 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 7
Comments: 0
Description: Riverine woodland next to permanent river.

African Harrier-Hawk juvenile

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Observed on: 15th June 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

White-backed Vultures

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Observed on: 16th June 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

African Fish Eagle on nest

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Observed on: 8th August 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: See also juvenile African Fish Eagle

White-backed Vulture

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Observed on: 17th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

White-backed Vulture

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Observed on: 19th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Yellow-billed Kite

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Location: Mlawula Nature Reserve, road by railway bridge near workshop
Observed on: 19th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1

African Harrier-Hawk (immature)

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Observed on: 9th November 2013
Added to iSpot: 17th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 1

African Fish Eagle

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By: kbraunsdkbraunsd's reputation in Birdskbraunsd's reputation in Birdskbraunsd's reputation in Birds
Location: Mlawula Nature Reserve, weir near old entrance
Observed on: 30th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 17th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Juvenile African Fish Eagle

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Observed on: 30th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 17th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Jackal buzzard

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Location: Mucucene Hills, hilltop
Observed on: 16th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

vulture, whitebacked

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By: Bushboy
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Location: H4-2, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 2nd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

on the right

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By: Bushboy
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Location: H4-2, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 2nd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1
Description: You'd expect Tawny to hang out with vultures, not the mainly insectiverous Steppe, but I see the latter here.

Tawny Eagle

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: H1-2, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 6th October 2011
Added to iSpot: 17th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

swazi soarer

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Nisela Game Reserve
Observed on: 31st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

White-Backed Vulture

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Location: H1-3, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 4th October 2011
Added to iSpot: 14th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Vulture on the right

Hooded Vulture

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Location: H1-3, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 4th October 2011
Added to iSpot: 14th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

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