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    I know it can not be but this looks very like the snowy egret in the sasol book?
    Yellow feet and yellow around the eyes?
    On the orange river, near the mouth.
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    It is a Little egret ...
    Snowy egrets confusing species is a little egret which is actually bigger than the Snowy
    Good pic keep them coming

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    Was confused about the first but think it must be a juvenile fish eagle.
    Taken during a paddle on the orange this morning near the mouth.
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    You right juvenile fish eagle and fish eagle ...really nice pics
    Well done

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    Disagree about the juvenille Fish Eagle, I think it is a juvenille Martial Eagle.

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    I initially thought it was a juvenile martial but it was next to the orange river in a typical fish eagle roosting position. Also the sasol book shows a juvenile fish eagle with very similar markings?
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    The wing markings point to Martial Eagle. Google images of both juveniles and you will see what I mean.

    The crown is also showing and that is not apparent on a Fish Eagle.

    The gizz just says Martial to me, ignore where it was perching.

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    I agree with Rob. Head shape says Martial eagle plus the boot on the right leg just visible in the photo.
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    Thanks, this gives me something to study tonight!! Will look into it.
    I must say, it looked bigger than a fish eagle...?
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    Some more photos, just head position change.
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    Thanks for those, definitely a Martial.

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    FWIW, agreed.
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    Great thread and thanks to the experts for the tips on how/why they ID the bird. I have written it all down in my bird book.

    This one taken at Botsalano (close to mafikeng) Batis - but is there a way to id from behind - either the Pririt or Chinspot.
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    Taken Botsalana (Mafikeng) - am I correct with Sabota Lark
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    Batis Chinspot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raceway View Post
    Taken Botsalana (Mafikeng) - am I correct with Sabota Lark
    Spot on.

    And I agree with Roberto on Chinspot. The flanks below the wing are white, not speckled.
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    Thanks guys for the Chinspot and the explanation why.

    Still Botsalano (Mafikeng) I am going with Long billed Pipit (don't shoot me down in flames) Why because more slender, long legs, buffy not white tail outer feathers ?? Habitat Rocky hillside
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raceway View Post
    Thanks guys for the Chinspot and the explanation why.

    Still Botsalano (Mafikeng) I am going with Long billed Pipit (don't shoot me down in flames) Why because more slender, long legs, buffy not white tail outer feathers ?? Habitat Rocky hillside
    My immediate reaction was: "Too heavily streaked for a pipit".

    Have a look at the larks and give it another go? I think I might have the answer for you...(Hint: The specie is rather endemic to the area)


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