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Raptors, Guangxi, China (1 Viewer)

mzwebby

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Interesting observation in Baise, Guangxi this month. Had a large kettle of 16 raptors appear over the mountains where I was birding. I was unaware of any concentrations of spring migrating hawks in this area in western Guangxi, so this was a surprise. Hoping for help to confirm the ID, which I believe to be Gray-faced Buzzards. (Photos 1 & 2)

Second bird is a single bird which I believe to be Crested Serpent Eagle, but would appreciate confirmation. (Photo 3)

Thanks,
Mike
 

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johnallcock

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I agree that the first are Grey-faced Buzzards. They are regular migrants in south China at this time of year, often migrating in flocks like this. I've been expecting them to turn up in Hong Kong any day now (none so far this year though...)

Also agree with Crested Serpent Eagle for the second.
 

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