Gliding above the reed beds of the lake.

Whistling Kite, Herdsman Lake, Perth, Western Australia
Gliding above the reed beds of the lake.
Species: Whistling Kite   Haliastur sphenurus
Author: Nicholas Tomney
Friday, August 2, 2013
Added to IBC: 2 Aug 2013 - 17:13
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Altitude (m): 
7 meters


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Nicholas Tomney, IBC1031177. Accessible at

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Nicholas Tomney, IBC1031177. Photo of Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus at Herdsman Lake, Australia. Accessible at

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