ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Haliastur sphenurus  

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)
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© Vik Dunis 2017
Jarrahmond, VIC (Sep, 2017)

A Whistling Kite lands at its nest high in a eucalyptus tree beside the Snowy River.

In the nest is at least one growing chick, keeping the parents busy on food-seeking excursions to satisfy their offspring.

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Juvenile Whistling Kite

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Whistling Kite

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Whistling Kite

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Whistling Kite

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Whistling Kite

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Whistling Kite

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Whistling Kite

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Whistling Kite

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Juvenile Whistling Kite

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Whistling Kite at nest

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Whistling Kite

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Juvenile Whistling Kite

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Whistling Kite

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Whistling Kite

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Whistling Kite

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Whistling Kite at Nest

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Whistling Kite