Bateleur - Bird of the Month October 2013 *

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Re: Bateleur - Bird of the Month October 2013

Post by Bushveld Jock » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:47 pm

Duke wrote:Great choice BJ \O

I quote from "The Killer Birds of Kruger" by Brett Hilton Barber and Lou Arthur:
The bateleur is often the first bird at a kill and is known to go straight for the eyeballs of the dead animal.There is a record of a bateleur attacking a python just to get to its eyeballs
Hi Duke,

Interest fact about Bateleurs. They are definitely quick to find a kill. At first I thought they only hunt and later read about this fact.
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Re: Bateleur - Bird of the Month October 2013

Post by Bushveld Jock » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:58 pm

Sprocky wrote:Image

Sprocky I hope I am right to say this is a female and the one taken by nan in flights a male. When looking at the male the black trailing edge is the widest , while the female is a narrow black edge on the wings.


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Re: Bateleur - Bird of the Month October 2013

Post by Dewi » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:01 pm

Here you go BJ... \O

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Re: Bateleur - Bird of the Month October 2013

Post by Duke » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:07 pm

Wow Dewi O/\ O\/ O/\ O\/

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Re: Bateleur - Bird of the Month October 2013

Post by Dewi » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:41 pm

Stunning photos everyone. O/\ ^Q^

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Re: Bateleur - Bird of the Month October 2013

Post by nan » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:44 pm

Image male or female... the mouse =O: =O:
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Re: Bateleur - Bird of the Month October 2013

Post by nan » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:18 pm

will read this article, thank you \O

a bit like this one :-? (Kgalagadi)
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Re: Bateleur - Bird of the Month October 2013

Post by Duke » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:58 pm

Saw these 3 having a bath at Cubije Quap, KTP on 19 November 2012

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Re: Bateleur - Bird of the Month October 2013

Post by Dewi » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:55 pm

Flight of a Bateleur.

26 images layered together.

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Re: Bateleur - Bird of the Month October 2013

Post by Dewi » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:48 pm

and another....

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