Mainland Wedge-tailed Eagle
Spotted Harrier
Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Birds of Prey (Falconiformes)
Family: Eagle & Hawk (Accipitridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis)
This Photo:     Dorsal

Thank you Louis O'neill for confirming the id of this species for us

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
Sorry about the terrible photo's.
They were enough to id, barely, and that was all we got. It was a heavily overcast day.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere

Copyright © 2014-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Sep-2014
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)