A bird perching in a dead tree and defecating.

A bird perching in a dead tree and defecating.
Species: Whistling Kite   Haliastur sphenurus
Author: Nick Talbot
Date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Added to IBC: 12 May 2013 - 10:03
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A Superb Fairy-wren and a frog can be heard calling.

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Citation

Nick Talbot, IBC1211566. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1211566.

Extended version
Nick Talbot, IBC1211566. Video of Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus at Western Treatment Plant, Australia. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1211566.

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