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Soukous

Black Shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus)

 

Madikwe, South Africa

 

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Peter Connan

Not trying to nit-pick, but genuinely looking for information: will the Marabou actually ever predate, or is it purely a scavenger?

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Bush dog

Ruaha, November 2014

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Paul T

South Luangwa NP, October 2016

 

Bateleur eagle

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White-backed vulture

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Hooded vulture 

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Peter Connan

Stunning photos @Paul T

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Tom Kellie

~ @Ben mosquito

 

Your close range vulture images in Samburu are outstanding!

 

Thank you for posting them for us to enjoy.

 

Tom K.

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Paul T

South Luangwa NP October 2016

 

Verreaux's eagle owl

 

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The_Norwegian

Secretary bird in Etosha. 

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Paul T

South Luangwa NP November 2017

 

Lappet-Faced vulture

 

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Vultures at sunset

 

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Kimburi Tours

These two predators seen in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St. Lucia Area. Giant Kingfisher and a Goliath Heron.

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pomkiwi

Secretary Bird, OMC Masai Mara, Kenya

 

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pomkiwi

Verreaux's Eagle Owl. OMC, Masai Mara, Kenya.DSC_3641.jpg.35b66a658a40bcf29f289d2d551155ae.jpg

 

Both the above images taken with a Nikon D7200 and 80-400mm lens. ISO 200

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Peter Connan

Lovely owl!

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CarolAnnDenverCO

Lake Manyara, Tanzania May 2017

Would someone kindly tell me the name of this bird?

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michael-ibk

@CarolAnnDenverCO

 

That's an immature African Fish-Eagle.

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CarolAnnDenverCO
8 hours ago, michael-ibk said:

@CarolAnnDenverCO

 

That's an immature African Fish-Eagle.

Thank you! So the distinctive white head evolves with age for this species. My guide wasn't sure of the id when we saw it. 

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Ben mosquito

 

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Bateleur. Mara 2011.

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kittykat23uk

Juvenile Martial Eagle , Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

 

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Secretary Bird, same location

 

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RobK

Two for today !!

 

Mr. Bateleur - Kruger.  Which way is he facing. I had no idea he can turn his head 180 deg

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Mr. Lapette - 

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Soukous

Predator bird with prey.

A Dark Chanting Goshawk with a Burchell's Coucal for supper.

 

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RobK

 

King of Satara. !!! 
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pomkiwi

Tawny eagle in flight. OMC, Masai Mara, Kenya in February 2017.

 

 

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pomkiwi

Possibly not usually regarded as a predator bird but the termite that attracted the attention of this drongo would disagree...

 

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Peter Connan

Magnificent photo @pomkiwi

 

I am not entirely sure whether this is a juvenile Drongo or a Southern Black Flycatcher?

 

A mature Drongo would have a very distinctive red eye.

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