|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Order:||Birds of Prey (Falconiformes)|
|Family:||Eagle & Hawk (Accipitridae)|
|Species:||Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)|
|Similar Species:||Little Eagle|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
Very large. We thought kites were smaller.
Brown wings and buff breast.
Juveniles have white wing tips which show up as "freckles".
Regular white patches on its back and wings when at rest.