Adult, Profile In Flight
Dark Morph Immature
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Order:||Birds of Prey (Falconiformes)|
|Family:||Eagle & Hawk (Accipitridae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)|
|This Photo:||Adult, Ventral In Flight|
Thank you Jack Morgan for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland 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.
Similar Species: Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides)