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Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

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The Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) is a medium-sized diurnal raptor found throughout Australia (including coastal islands), New Caledonia and much of New Guinea (excluding the central mountains and the northwest). Also called the Whistling Eagle or Whistling Hawk, it is named for its loud whistling call, which it often gives in flight. Some authorities put this species in the genus Milvus, despite marked differences in behaviour, voice and plumage between this species and other members of that genus.

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kazza12 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 12:40PM
a stunning bird of pray and a great shot SmileSmileSmile

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12 Oct 2012 1:02PM
Superb image. Great capture.
fantasick shot lovely detail.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
12 Oct 2012 6:15PM
Magnificent!

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