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Can someone confirm the specie of this raptor or, if I'm wrong, identify it.

 

I think that it's a gabar goshawk???

 

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Thanks in advance

 

Mike

 

 

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I have forgotten to say that the picture was taken in Samburu

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I think you are right.

A juvenile Gabar goshawk has the combination of streaked breast, banded belly, yellow eye and five dark bands on the undertail.

It also has a broad rump patch, which is visible in flight.

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Tom Kellie

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~ @ Bush dog:

 

What a TERRIFIC image!

I've never spotted any scene like that, whether in Samburu or elsewhere.

Raptors hang like that on weaver nests, as if they were acrobats?

Great photography!

Tom K.

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I wonder if they eat the baby weavers.... would be an easy way to get a meal! Beautiful photos @@Bush dog :D

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Tom Kellie

I wonder if they eat the baby weavers.... would be an easy way to get a meal! Beautiful photos @@Bush dog :D

 

~ @Abena:

 

Oh, now that's a possibility, isn't it?

When I saw the raptor's acrobatic stance, I never considered the possibility that it might be hunting the weaver nestlings.

A quick snack in one bite. Thank you for mentioning that possibility.

They are such beautiful photos.

Tom K.

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