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Raptors, Tsavo West NP, Kenya (1 Viewer)


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Hi all,

After seeing a number of posts with birds from Tsavo West on this forum over the years, it's now my turn! All of these were seen two weeks ago, in the northern part of the park, around Kilaguni Lodge.
I'm uploading them all to inaturalist, but I figured I'd get confirmation from the resident experts here.

1 - Gape line extends to the middle of the eye - Tawny Eagle?
2 - I had put this down as Gabar Goshawk, but someone IDed it as Ovambo Sparrowhawk on inat, a significantly rarer bird in that part of Kenya (gets flagged on ebird). I'm not familiar with either species, so would love some pointers
3 - Weak bill, faint crest - Wahlberg's Eagle?
4 - Was IDed as African hawk-eagle on inat. Looking at photos, looks like a good match, but since this was my first time seeing an immature, I figured I'd ask for confirmation

Thanks in advance for the help!


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I think it's gabar goshawk not Ovambo. The head isn't obviously small, the central feather shaft are "central feather shaft colour" rather than white, and it seems to have a white rump.

Think the others are ok: hawk-eagle with beige wing / underparts.
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