Please help with id

Please help with id

Postby wildtuinman » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:13 pm

Saw this one in Kruger National Park on Saturday.

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He was getting killed and eventually devoured by a hungry young Dark Chanting Goshawk.

On the hunt:

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Dark Chanting Goshawk - the hunt by Laine2005, on Flickr

The kill shot:

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Dark Chanting Goshawk - the kill by Laine2005, on Flickr

Meal done and dusted:

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Dark Chanting Goshawk - full crop by Laine2005, on Flickr


Is it a Striped Skaapsteker Psammophylax tritaeniatus?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Please help with id

Postby snake kid » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:18 pm

Hi nice photo's and I believe your ID is correct.
3.1. BCI
1.0. Burmese python
1.0. Taiwanese ratsnake
2.0. Cornsnake 1 normal 1 Butter
1.2. Brown house snake
1.1. Olive house snake
1.0. Mole snake
1.1. Rhombic egg eater
1.0. Coral snake
1.1. Red lipped herald
0.1. Cape cobra
1.1. Night adder
1.1. Puff adder
1.0. boomslang
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Re: Please help with id

Postby Fooble » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:30 pm

I concur with that I'd nice series of images.
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Re: Please help with id

Postby Durban Keeper » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:40 pm

Agree 100% on the ID. Great images!
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Re: Please help with id

Postby wildtuinman » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:10 am

Thanks everyone!
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Re: Please help with id

Postby Westley Price » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:59 am

Very nice series of images!

When I see images like this, I often realize how much we miss in nature.

So well done to you for recording this.
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Re: Please help with id

Postby bradmiller » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:22 am

Stunning photos, for me sightings like this are far better than a lazy lion under a tree.
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Postby Snake-fanatic » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:06 pm

Exellent photos!!
I love looking for the smaller animals in the park... they are just as important as the big 5
I am the idoit that will usualy stop in the middle of the road looking at a chameleon, while everyone else is stopping around me looking for the "pack of lions"
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