S Thailand raptor id help please (1 Viewer)

bhutjoe

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Hi, I took these photos at 9 am Oct 27 at my house near the Hat yai airport.

Photos 1 and 4 are "lightened" versions of photos 2 and 5. Photo 3 may be of a different bird or same as 1/2, not sure:)

There were 4 birds in total soaring/coasting seemingly together as they passed over where I took the photos.

The area is very flat, near the Hat Yai airport. It is mixed residential and farm (rubber trees and rice paddies and cow pastures), not forest in any sense.

I was thinking that photo 4/5 were possibly juv Brahminy Kites but in no way feel confident of that.

Any help and suggestions or identification much appreciated.

thank you in advance
steve
 

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bhutjoe

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Hi, thanks very much for the IDs. Would it be usual for these two species to fly together would you know? They did seem to be a loose group of 4. At times at least 3 of them appeared close together.
thanks again
steve
 

RafaelMatias

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I think #3 may be yet another Oriental Honey Buzzard, but there's not much detail there to make a definite ID (others may feel more confident to do so).
Raptors of different species may congregate particularly during the migration periods, when they'll take advantage of the same thermals.
 

bhutjoe

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Thanks, I have seen a number of raptors in the area lately. Unfortunately, for the most part my photos just show blue sky and clouds :)
Thank you for taking the time to id these for me.
all the best
steve
 

THE_FERN

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I think #3 may be yet another Oriental Honey Buzzard, but there's not much detail there to make a definite ID (others may feel more confident to do so).
Raptors of different species may congregate particularly during the migration periods, when they'll take advantage of the same thermals.

That was my first thought (as were your other IDs)
 

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