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Whistling Kite

Haliastur sphenurus


The whistling kite (Haliastur sphenurus) is a medium-sized diurnal raptor found throughout Australia. Also called the whistling eagle or whistling hawk, it is named for its loud whistling call, which it often gives in flight. A magnificent raptor riding the thermals over mixed habitat, of mangroves, rainforest & open grassland.


beside a river flowing through a mixed habitat, of mangroves, rainforest & open grassland.

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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Sep 16, 2014
Submitted on Oct 1, 2014


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