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BirdPix:   21377
Province:   KwaZulu-Natal
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2930DD
Observer:   Jackson Mike
Date of record:   2015-06-27
Number of photos:   3
Notes:   I estimate the bird to have been over 50cm, and looks to be immature. For this time of year, should only be a Jackal Buzzard, although it would be a rare sighting here. Other options mooted are Common Steppe Buzzard or Honey Buzzard, but the time of year should rule these out! The last picture shows white underparts of wing with dark base and plain white tail, and no barring evident.
Last updated:   2019-02-12 12:15:55
Sp. code:   155
Species name:   Buteo [oreophilus] trizonatus
Common name:   Forest Buzzard -- Bosjakkalsvoel
Family:   Accipitridae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Forest Buzzard
Institution:   ADU-UCT
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VM-number: 21377 - photo: 1
VM-number: 21377 - photo: 2
VM-number: 21377 - photo: 3

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Lisl van Deventer
Comment:   Light brown eye. Underwing with a lot of white. Black on tips of primaries extending into wing and shoulder. Lack of black trailing edge on the wing.
Date:   2017-10-26 19:55:41
Species name:   Buteo [oreophilus] trizonatus -- Forest Buzzard; Bosjakkalsvoel
Species code:   155

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