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Whistling Kite

Haliastur sphenurus

2 Species ID Suggestions

Whistling Kite
Haliastur sphenurus Whistling Kite
Whistling Kite

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Christiane 11 years ago

Thanks p.young713 and NicoleB.. It is a Kite..

NicoleB 11 years ago

Have a try at Birdforum:
I'm sure someone there can give you the correct ID from these shots :)

p.young713 11 years ago

This is a good photo!

Christiane 11 years ago

Thank you all.. I was thinking about the Kite too. Little Eagle I have to check out.

MickGrant 11 years ago

Nice series - me neither on ID

NicoleB 11 years ago

Beautiful fellow & lovely shots!
I don't know anything about Australian birds.
From the beak I lean more towards the Kite suggestion.
The tail strikes me as odd for a Kite though (but like I say, I have no clue of Australian featherballs ;))

DanielePralong 11 years ago

Underwing pattern and shape while gliding suggest whistling kite, but... could also be a little eagle? Hope someone else can confirm/infirm: it's a long time since I saw one of those in the flesh...

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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Dec 15, 2009
Submitted on Aug 1, 2011

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