Haliastur sphenurus

Haliastur sphenurus

Haliastur sphenurus

(Whistling Kite)

FAMILY

Accipitridae

Species

Haliastur sphenurus

Common name

Whistling Kite

Main colour

Pale dusty brown

Distinctive feature

In flight wings are bowed/bent, body 51-59 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

Size ranges from 51-59 cm long, the male is slightly smaller than the female, the wingspan is about 120 cm. The body is dusty brown above and paler below with darker brown markings as well as paler markings, tail is rounded. Legs and feet yellow, eyes dark, bill greyish.

Additional Photos

Whistling Kite perchedlanding on branch