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 ID: Bird Species (Sabi Sands) ID and Index
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By: Anonymous: CJ () on Sunday, January 17 2010 @ 10:19 PM EST  
Anonymous: CJ

African Hawk-Eagle
Aquila spilogaster
Roberts No. 137





Video:
African Hawk-Eagle ~ 4:23 min.
Pictures and video taken by 'CJ' on 4/7/07 at Djuma, Sabi Sands, SA, WildEarth Game Drive

"The African Hawk-Eagle has a height of 65 cms and weighs around 1300 gms. The head is coloured black while the bill is coloured grey. The Aquila spilogaster has a white, black coloured throat, yellow legs and a grey, black coloured back. The eyes are orange."(1)

Reference:
(1) Birds of Southern Africa: http://www.birdsinsa.com/birds/aquilaspilogaster.htm





       
   
By: Anonymous: CJ () on Sunday, January 17 2010 @ 10:20 PM EST  
Anonymous: CJ

Bateleur
Terathopius ecaudatus
Roberts No. 146

Female:
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Male:
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Pictures taken by 'CJ' on 3/8/09 at Djuma, Sabi Sands, SA, WildEarth Game Drive

Video:
Bateleur ~ 3:59 min.
Video taken by 'CJ' on 6/28/07 at Djuma, Sabi Sands, SA, WildEarth Game Drive

"The Bateleur has a height of 70 cms and weighs around 2250 gms. The head is coloured black while the bill is coloured yellow. The Terathopius ecaudatus has a black coloured throat, red legs and a chestnut coloured back. The eyes are brown."(1)

Reference:
(1) Birds of Southern Africa: http://www.birdsinsa.com/birds/terathopiusecaudatus.htm






       
   
By: Anonymous: CJ () on Sunday, January 17 2010 @ 10:21 PM EST  
Anonymous: CJ

Brown Snake-Eagle
Circaetus cinereus
Roberts No. 142



Video: Brown Snake-Eagle ~ 2:47 min.
Photo and video clip October 30, 2007, Djuma, Sabi Sands, SA, WildEarth Game Drive.

"The Brown Snake-Eagle has a height of 76 cms and weighs around 2000 gms. The head is coloured brown while the bill is coloured black. The Circaetus cinereus has a white coloured throat, yellow legs and a brown coloured back. The eyes are yellow."(1)

Here are two great photographs of the Brown Snake-Eagle.(2)

References:
(1) Birds of Southern Africa: http://www.birdsinsa.com/birds/circaetuscinereus.htm
(2) Greg Lasley: http://www.greglasley.net/brownsnakeagle.html





       
   
By: Anonymous: CJ () on Sunday, January 17 2010 @ 10:22 PM EST  
Anonymous: CJ

Martial Eagle
Polemaetus bellicosus
Roberts No. 140


Taken by CJ, Djuma Game Reserve, Sabi Sands SA, WildEarth Game Drive 3/02/08

Immature:
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Taken by 'CJ' on 10/21/09, Djuma, Sabi Sands, SA, WildEarth Game Drive

Video: Martial Eagle ~ 2:15 min.
Video by 'Skipper,' Djuma, Sabi Sands, SA, WildEarth Game Drive

The Martial Eagle has a height of 83 cms and weighs around 3300 gms. The head is coloured brown while the bill is coloured black. The Polemaetus bellicosus has a brown coloured throat, yellow legs and a brown, grey coloured back. The eyes are yellow. (1)
Not only is its colouring distinctive but so is its size, at about 33" (83cm) in length the Martial Eagle is about the size of a Golden Eagle. Add to this those piercing yellow eyes and you get a bird with "attitude".(2)

An additional closeup photo showing the eagles plummage is found at (3)


References:
1. http://www.birdsinsa.com/birds/polemaetusbellicosus.htm
2. http://www.kenyabirds.org.uk/martials.htm
3. Picture: http://www.nomtsas.com/birding/fotos/ma ... gle%20.jpg





       
   
By: Anonymous: CJ () on Sunday, January 17 2010 @ 10:24 PM EST  
Anonymous: CJ

Tawny Eagle
Aquila rapax
Roberts No. 132



Video clip: Twany Eagle ~ 1:41 min.

Photo & video taken by 'CJ' on December 11, 2007, Djuma, Sabi Sands, SA, WildEarth Game Drive

"The Tawny Eagle has a height of 77 cms and weighs around 2400 gms. The head is coloured brown while the bill is coloured black. The Aquila rapax has a white coloured throat, purple legs and a brown coloured back. The eyes are yellow."(1)

References:
(1) Birds of Southern Africa: http://www.birdsinsa.com/birds/aquilarapax.htm






       
   
By: Anonymous: CJ () on Sunday, January 17 2010 @ 10:25 PM EST  
Anonymous: CJ

Wahlberg's Eagle
Aquila wahlbergi
Roberts 7th ed. No. 135

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Pale Form
Picture taken 12/21/08 by 'eiguoc' at Djuma, Sabi Sands, SA, WildEarth Game Drive


Immature
Photo by 'CJ' taken at Djuma Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, SA, WildEarth Game Drive of 1/18/08.

Video: Wahlberg's Eagle (dark form) ~ 1:53 min.

Video: Wahlberg's Eagle (pale form - Calling) ~ 1:57 min.

Videos taken by 'Skipper' at Djuma, Sabi Sands, SA, WildEarth Game Drive

Video: Pair of Wahlberg's Eagles Grooming ~ 1:32 min.

The Wahlberg's eagle is is more than likely the most common eagle seen in Africa. They are usually only found in the Djuma area during the summer months, but where the birds migrate to during winter is still unknown. (1) The eagle has a height of 60 cms and weighs around 1000 gms. The head is coloured brown while the bill is coloured grey. The Aquila wahlbergi has a brown coloured throat, brown legs and a brown coloured back. (2)

References:
(1) Djuma - http://www.djuma.co.za/bird_eagle2.php
(2) http://www.birdsinsa.com/birds/aquilawahlbergi.htm





       
   
By: Anonymous: CJ () on Sunday, January 17 2010 @ 10:26 PM EST  
Anonymous: CJ

Amur Falcon (Roberts, 7th ed.)
Eastern Red-footed Falcon (Roberts, 6th ed.)
Falco amurensis
Roberts No. 180

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Picture taken by 'CJ' on 12/21/09 at Djuma, Sabi Sands, SA, WildEarth Game Drive

"The Amur Falcon has a height of 30 cms and weighs around 135 gms. The head is coloured grey while the bill is coloured orange. The Falco amurensis has a white, black coloured throat, orange legs and a blue, grey coloured back. The eyes are brown."(1)

Reference:
(1) Birds of Southern Africa: http://www.birdsinsa.com/birds/falcoamurensis.htm





       
   
By: Anonymous: CJ () on Sunday, January 17 2010 @ 10:26 PM EST  
Anonymous: CJ

Green-winged Pytilia (Roberts 7th ed.)
Melba Finch (Roberts 6th ed.)
Pytilia melba
Roberts No. 835

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Picture taken by 'CJ' on 1/11/10 at Djuma, Sabi Sands, SA, WildEarth Game Drive

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Picture taken by 'eiguoc' on 8/29/09 at Djuma, Sabi Sands, SA, WildEarth Game Drive

The Green-winged Pytilia has a height of 13 cms and weighs around 15 gms. The head is coloured brown while the bill is coloured brown. The Pytilia melba has a brown coloured throat, black legs and a brown coloured back. The eyes are brown.(1)

Reference:
(1) http://www.birdsinsa.com/birds/pytiliamelba.htm
(2) Photos: http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/bir ... _melba.htm





       
   



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