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BirdPix:   22459
Province:   Gauteng
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2628BC
Observer:   McCutcheon Ian
Date of record:   2015-11-28
Number of photos:   3
Notes:   Apologies for poor photo quality. Could possibly be a juvenile Western Marsh Harrier as I do not see the banding on the tail.
Last updated:   2020-12-03 11:24:41
Sp. code:   167
Species name:   Circus ranivorus
Common name:   African Marsh-Harrier -- Afrikaanse Vleivalk
Family:   Accipitridae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   African Marsh Harrier
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   https://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=BirdPix-22459
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 22459 - photo: 1
VM-number: 22459 - photo: 2
VM-number: 22459 - photo: 3

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Lisl van Deventer
Comment:   Cream band across the chest and white landing lights on shoulders are diagnostic of a juvenile African Marsh Harrier
Date:   2017-08-29 19:15:46
Species name:   Circus ranivorus -- African Marsh-Harrier; Afrikaanse Vleivalk
Species code:   167

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