Whistling Kites (Haliastur sphenurus) are widespread throughout Australia. This juvenile Whistling Kite was perching near its nest in a tall Tuart tree (Eucalyptus gomphocephala) near the Serpentine River mouth at Nairns near Peel Inlet. It was watchful while other birds, including an adult Kite called nearby.
Including Bismarck Archipelago and Bougainville
All of the 943 species known to occur are covered, including the extraordinarily high total of 456 endemics, as well as 5 introduced species, 2 species yet to be formally described and a separate appendix with 75 vagrants. Subspecies are listed also to give a comprehensive overview of the remarkable regional avifauna.
CitationBob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1622973. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1622973.
Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1622973. Video of Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus at Nairns, Australia. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1622973.
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