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

During breeding season the Whistling Kite can sometimes be seen carrying small branches and twigs to build its nest, which is usually in tall eucalypt trees. They clutches of one to four eggs that are incubated for 35 days. The parents care for the chicks for between 45 to 55 days before the young can fly.

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