A juvenile Whistling Kite perching near its nest in a Tuart tree

A juvenile Whistling Kite perching near its nest in a Tuart tree
Species: Whistling Kite   Haliastur sphenurus
Author: Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson
Date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Added to IBC: 21 Dec 2019 - 06:51
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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.

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Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1622973. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1622973.

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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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