French: Milan siffleur German: Keilschwanzweih Spanish: Milano silbador
New South Wales, Australia.
Australia, New Caledonia, and New Guinea (except NW and the C mountains).
51–59 cm; 380–1100 g; wingspan 120–146 cm. Small-headed with slight crest, short legs, and rather long wings and tail. Similar to juvenile H. indus... read more
Main call a clear descending "seeeo" preceded or more frequently followed by fast... read more
Lightly wooded and open habitats, typically near or over terrestrial and marine wetlands, but also... read more
Food and feeding
Variety of small animals (but particularly rabbits) and carrion (especially in winter and in New Guinea), including mammals, birds (... read more
Season long and variable: most of dry season (austral autumn to spring) in tropics; usually late winter and spring in S, e.g. mainly Jul... read more
Partly migratory and dispersive within Australia, with longest ringing recovery 2430 km (from N to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Common to abundant on coasts, and in tropics where benefits from human activity; locally declining in S through drainage of... read more
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