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

The juvenile Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) is a striking looking bird, with the beautiful patterned plumage on both it’s upperparts, breast and face. Visitors to Alice Springs in Central Australia should keep an eye out for these beautiful raptors, especially the juveniles with their striking plumage. These photos were taken at the Alice Springs Sewage Ponds, Central Australia, NT.

Check out the close-up photographs of our Juvenile Whistling Kite.

Images © Dorothy L


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