Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Whistling Kite, Whistling Eagle or Whistling Hawk

Description:

The Whistling Kite ranges in size from 50–60 cm (20–24 in), with a wingspan between 123–146 cm (48–57 in).[2] Weights range from 380–1,050 g (13–37 oz).

Notes:

Nearly as abundant is the Whistling Kite, a species which was breeding while we are here, in the dry Australian winter. They tend to hold their wings like Ospreys and the pattern of dark and light aids the ID. All these raptors are very common as they don’t get shot at!

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

NatasciaGiulivi
Spotted by
NatasciaGiulivi

Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Oct 23, 2012
Submitted on Mar 21, 2013

Spotted for Mission

Reference

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team