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Whistling Kite (juveniles)

Haliastur sphenurus

Description:

There are two young Whistling Kites of differing ages in this nest. The one on the left hand side appears to be the youngest having the soft down feathers predominately covering its body. Adult feathers are beginning to show on the wing near the shoulder and maybe a little on the wing edge. The one on the right hand side does not appear to have much down feathers covering the body but still appears to be on the head and maybe on the chest as well.

Habitat:

This nest is high up in the branches of a Boab Tree (Adansonia gregorii) which is in a fenced off area in town.

Notes:

First time seeing Whistling Kite juveniles/chicks!!! This nest was first spotted with an adult on the nest (see spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/129... ) by my mum. We came back a couple of days later and found this pair of youngsters sitting up and looking around!

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Western Australia, Australia

Lat: -17.31, Long: 123.65

Spotted on Nov 17, 2017
Submitted on Feb 11, 2018

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