Birds of Prey

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Following photographs and slideshow video of a juvenile Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) at the Alice Springs Sewage Ponds, Central Australia, NT. Their magnificent plumage is akin to a work of art, with the different colour tones of brown and cream.

Slideshow of images of the juvenile Whistling Kite feeding on carrion (magpie)
— Alice Springs Sewage Ponds, NT

Images © Dorothy L


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Accipitriformes
  • Family: Accipitridae
  • Genus: Haliastur
  • Species: H. sphenurus
  • Binomial name: Haliastur sphenurus

Whistling KiteWhistling Kite – nesting Juvenile Whistling Kite Juvenile Whistling Kite in Alice Immature Whistling Kite Whistling Kite – soaring

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