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  • Whistling Kite

  • Haliastur sphenerus
  • The Whistling Kite is a medium-sized raptor with a shaggy appearance. It has a light brown head and underparts, with pale streaks, and dark sandy-brown wings with paler undersides. The underwings have dark trailing edges and dark wingtips. The head and body are relatively narrow and the tail is long and rounded. The wings are long and well-rounded. They are often seen near water or around farms, soaring in a lazy circling flight pattern.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=308
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=308&p=291&s=1365168087
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Whistling Kite

  • The Whistling Kite is a medium-sized raptor with a shaggy appearance. It has a light brown head and underparts, with pale streaks, and dark sandy-brown wings with paler undersides. The underwings have dark trailing edges and dark wingtips. The head and body are relatively narrow and the tail is long and rounded. The wings are long and well-rounded. They are often seen near water or around farms, soaring in a lazy circling flight pattern.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Haliastur sphenerus
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 228
  • Size
  • 51-59cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=308&p=291&s=1365168087
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=308
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/whistling-kite