Raptors | Whistling Kite > nesting | juvenile | juvenile in Alice | immature | soaring |

The following photographs of an immature Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) soaring above the ponds at the Alice Springs Sewage Ponds, Central Australia, NT.

When soaring you can see their well-splayed long flight feathers. Even in the immature Whistling Kite, their underwing pattern is quite distinctive.

Images © Dorothy L


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