Whistling Kite
Adult, Ventral In Flight
Little Eagle
Dark Morph Immature
Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Birds of Prey (Falconiformes)
Family: Eagle & Hawk (Accipitridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)
This Photo:     Dark Morph Immature

Thank you Janine Duffy for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere

Similar Species: Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Copyright © 2011-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Dec-2011
This species is classed as VU (Vulnerable) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)