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Captured in Chobe National Park, Botswana.
Even with a feild guide, I still find it difficult to identify certain raptors. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks for looking.

Camera:Canon EOS 30D
Lens:Canon 100-300mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Name please?
Username:forestrich forestrich
Uploaded:18 Jan 2010 - 2:40 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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heids
heids  4 Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2010 - 2:47 PM

Don't know myself but certainly a beautiful bird. Looks so majestic perched up there.

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 - 3:10 PM

Don't know, sorry but its a super image.
Tony

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VINAI_OF_THE_BOSTON_RED_SOX

Great shot, wonderful detail
Vinai

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Debs_Rocker
18 Jan 2010 - 3:25 PM

no idea and a quick google serch didn't produce a similar image. I really like it though it's a great capture and the colours are fabulous, thanks for sharing!

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Sweep
Sweep  843 forum posts England
18 Jan 2010 - 3:27 PM

I cant help with identity but it is a beautiful capture.
Barry

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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2010 - 3:33 PM

loosk like a Marsh Harrier to me, not sure though...

Martin.

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Ray_Seagrove
Ray_Seagrove e2 Member 5Ray_Seagrove vcard United Kingdom
18 Jan 2010 - 3:41 PM

Looks very much like a female Kestrel to me, but is a falcon for sure.And you have a great picture.

Ray

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picturistic
18 Jan 2010 - 3:43 PM

beautiful detail, well done

Adrian

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Alan_Coles
18 Jan 2010 - 4:03 PM

Fabulous image and I thought kestrel but that is just a guess?

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FredF
FredF  7 France
18 Jan 2010 - 4:04 PM

great shot.

Fred

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Charlesmoss
18 Jan 2010 - 4:05 PM

Wonderful detail very well taken . fisrt thought was a red kite
but not sure because of the tail markings
Regards Charles

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2010 - 4:35 PM

No idea about identity but it is a beautiful bird superbly captured.
Joan.

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Imagephotographics

Excellent shot indeed

Chris

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malc_c
malc_c  8 England167 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2010 - 4:57 PM

Richard,
I have no idea, but if you post the image at www.birdforum.net, I bet someone will know.
malcolm

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Magpiemick
18 Jan 2010 - 5:26 PM

Looks Like a Greater kestrel - Falco rupicoloides

Mick..

Nice image..

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forestrich
18 Jan 2010 - 6:17 PM

Many thanks for all your comments. I have refered back to my field guide after your suggestions and I think the Greater Kestrel has it.

Rich

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72144 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom67 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2010 - 6:19 PM

Great shot of this falco

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Biz
Biz  7 Scotland
18 Jan 2010 - 8:03 PM

Wow.... Great image very sharp love it....
The Biz....

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2010 - 8:15 AM

An excellent shot

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rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2010 - 11:37 PM

Outstanding clarity and detail.

RJ.

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