Observations in the Order: Falconiformes

English Name: Dagaktiewe Roofvoëls or Raptors

African Fish Eagle

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: S1052, Northern Free State, Vaal River
Observed on: 30th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 30th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Fish eagle were common on the Vaal. Their calls could be heard at any time of day and always made me stop and listen. Often we would see flying away, or perched on the Eucalypt trees. sometimes we would startle one in a tree above us, causing it to fly low over our heads. This juvenile were perched across from our house.

Eagle with fish

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By: errol.douwes
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Backpackers ClubWildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa
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Location: Ndumo Game Reserve
Observed on: 2nd January 2009
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0
Description: Fish Eagle with fish

Rufouschest Sparrowhawk, Tokai Park female.

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: ERF3368, Colyn Rd, A21a
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
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Description: While i was watching the male on the nest, i heard the female calling close by and as i walking towards the sound, i saw land on low branch and posing perfectly. A few minutes later, sunlight filtered through the trees and struck her, creating some brilliant photographs.

Male Sparrowhawk on the Nest

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: ERF3368, Colyn Rd, A21a
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1
Description: On a regular check of the Rufouschest Sparrowhawk nest, i spotted the male of the pair, high up in the tree as usual. He is much shyer than the female and won't come down as low as she does. I watched him fly onto the nest and observing him for some time shifting about on the nest. i have cropped one of the photos so that you can see him on the nest. it appears that this pair is sharing parental duties ( 12 hours on and 12 hours off)

White Backed Vulture

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Location: Sontuli Loop, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 16th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: The vulture had a white fluffy chick in the nest but I unfortunately never captured this.

African Fish Eagle

African Fish Eagle
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Location: A1129 Rd, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 7
Comments: 0
Description: One year old juvenile

Whiteback nesting

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By: Wynand Uys
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Location: Farm Wildevy near Hoedspruit
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

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 BirdsRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Birds
Location: Makgadikgadi National Park
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 9
Comments: 0

White-backed Vulture

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Location: Makgadikgadi National Park
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Lappet-faced Vulture

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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 BirdsRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Birds
Location: Makgadikgadi National Park
Observed on: 20th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
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 BirdsRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Birds
Location: Makgadikgadi National Park
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Lappet-face

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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 BirdsRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Birds
Location: Makgadikgadi National Park
Observed on: 18th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: The boss!

Handsome thing..

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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: Near Swimuwini, South Gonarezhou National Park
Observed on: 26th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Rufous breasted Sparrowhawk

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: ERF3368, Colyn Rd, A21a
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: I found out that someone had seen an active rufous breasted sparrowhawk nest in the Lower Tokai Forest, so i went to go and find it and try to spot the birds. When i searched the area, i found numerous signs of the birds around the nest tree, and a few minutes later found one the birds feeding on a mouse. It was one of the best sightings i have had in Tokai. the next i returned to try and photograph the bird, and was succesful. this time, the sparrowhawk was eating a bird. i have recently seen this bird together with her mate.

living dangerously off the street

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Marion Ave, Scottburgh South
Observed on: 17th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0
Description: YBK collecting early-morning roadkill from the suburban street. Can't make out the victim, possibly Tree Agama or large frog (Common or Cape River - too elongated to be Guttural Toad).

Shikra

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By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Location: R510, Bosveld
Observed on: 6th April 2013
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Amur falcon

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By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Location: R519, Bosveld
Observed on: 17th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Longcrested eagle

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By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Location: R524, Far North
Observed on: 21st December 2012
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Forest Buzzard

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Location: Unnamed Road, Entabeni State Forest
Observed on: 17th December 2012
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Secretarybird on nest

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Location: R33, Bosveld
Observed on: 17th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Sagittarius serpentarius (Secretary Bird)

Sagittarius serpentarius (Secretary Bird)
By: Nicky
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Location: Thomas Baines Nature Reserve
Observed on: 29th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 7
Comments: 1

Haliaeetus vocifer (African Fish Eagle)

Haliaeetus vocifer (African Fish Eagle)
By: Nicky
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Location: Thomas Baines Nature Reserve
Observed on: 29th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0
Description: A call like no other!

Snake eagle

Snake eagle
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Location: P237, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

Black-shouldered Kite

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By: JoeyAndAndrewJoeyAndAndrew's reputation in BirdsJoeyAndAndrew's reputation in BirdsJoeyAndAndrew's reputation in Birds
Location: Unnamed Road, Southern DC
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Black Kite or Common Buzzard?

Black Kite or Common Buzzard?
By: mickjackmickjack's reputation in Birds
Location: 47, Charles Grove
Observed on: 25th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th October 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Observed on Christmas day, this bird stayed put for quite a while but stayed silent, so no identifying call sound made. It was about 25 to 30 metres away outside our back garden, in a leafy tree with bright skylight behind, so it was hard to get ideal photo shots. The branch it was on I estimate to be about 8-10cm thick, so the bird's length could be 60cm or even a bit more.

Amur falcon

Amur falcon
By: Caroline Fox
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
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Location: Eastern Shores iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Observed on: 4th April 2012
Added to iSpot: 17th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Observed on ESKOM line on the main road to Cape Vidal (Eastern Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park).

Jackal Buzzard

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Location: Otto du Plessis Road, Swartberg pass
Observed on: 12th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Hawk-Eagle

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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: Rossi Pools, South Gonarezhou National Park
Observed on: 27th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Martial Eagle waiting for a meal

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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: Near Swimuwini, South Gonarezhou National Park
Observed on: 27th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Immature - waiting to eat the injured vulture shown at http://www.ispot.org.za/node/289949

Immature Baleleur

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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: Near Swimuwini, South Gonarezhou National Park
Observed on: 26th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Jackal Buzzard

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: M42, Outside, A19b
Observed on: 28th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Verreaux's 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 BirdsRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Birds
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed on: 27th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

sit still!

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: R540, Ehlanzeni
Observed on: 12th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

IMG_0178 Jackal buzzard

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Location: Rondebosch Common
Observed on: 11th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: mostly brown when at rest. In flight light brown tailfeathers and mostlyd white underside of wings are most striking

Returns to breed

Rufouschest Sparrowhawk
By: rockjumperrockjumper's reputation in Birds
Location: Tokai Park
Observed on: 10th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 2
Description: Birds were breeding until pines were felled, happy to see them return in 2014.

Verreauxs Eagle

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Location: Danielshoogte
Observed on: 23rd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Melierax canorus subsp. canorus (Pale Chanting Goshawk)

 Melierax canorus subsp. canorus (Pale Chanting Goshawk)
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: The Great Fish River Nature Reserve
Observed on: 3rd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 9th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Melierax canorus subsp. canorus (Pale Chanting Goshawk)

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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: Addo Elephant Park
Observed on: 5th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Melierax canorus

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Location: Anysberg Nature Reserve
Observed on: 2nd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Black Eagle takes out other Raptor

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By: Ernest PorterErnest Porter's reputation in BirdsErnest Porter's reputation in BirdsErnest Porter's reputation in Birds
Location: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 4th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Kestrel - Nieuwoudtville NCape

Kestrel - Nieuwoudtville NCape
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Location: Namakwa dirt road, N/ville to B/kloof NCape
Observed on: 9th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Black harrier nest

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By: riaan van der walt
Cape NatureProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Voelvlei NR
Observed on: 25th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

Teenage beagle? No! Luc's Booty :-) - Nieuwoudtville NCape

Teenage beagle? No! Luc's Booty :-) - Nieuwoudtville NCape
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: Nieuwoudtville Hoof Waterval, NCape
Observed on: 8th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 2nd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1
Description: If you find yourself in Nieuwoudtville, do yourself a favour and find the waterfall. It is a treat!

Afrikaanse Visarend / African Fish Eagle

Afrikaanse Visarend / African Fish Eagle
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Location: P237, St Lucia
Observed on: 12th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 2nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0
Description: A juvenile African Fish Eagle over St.Lucia

Goshawk - Nieuwoudtville

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By: carina l
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Location: R27, Nieuwoudtville
Observed on: 1st December 2011
Added to iSpot: 2nd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: ID requested by a someone else. I'm not sure of the exact location and habitat but it was seen in the Nieuwoudtville area. What is the difference between the two subspecies?

Brown snake-eagle

Brown snake-eagle
By: Caroline Fox
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
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Location: P237, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 26th April 2006
Added to iSpot: 2nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Observed on the Eastern Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Southern-banded snake-eagle

Southern-banded snake-eagle
By: Caroline Fox
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
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Location: P237, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 11th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 2nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Observed on the Eastern Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland park

Southern Banded Snake-eagle

Southern Banded Snake-eagle
By: Caroline Fox
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
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Location: P237, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 29th July 2008
Added to iSpot: 2nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Observed on the Western Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Southern-banded snake eagle

Southern Banded snake eagle
By: Caroline Fox
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
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Location: P237, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 26th April 2006
Added to iSpot: 2nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Sitting on ESKOM line on the Eastern Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Transformerbird - Mier NCape

Transformerbird - Mier NCape
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Location: R360, N of Upington NCape
Observed on: 8th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

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