Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Whistling kite

The Whistling kite's that are in my area can be seen on a daily basis drifting up and down the local water ways in search of an easy meal. Whistling kites can be seen as a single bird or in groups and often in the company of the Brahminy kite or near the White-breasted sea eagle, which it torments as often as it sees fit.

Whistling kite's are a larger raptor 550mm in comparison to the Brahminy kite who is around 450mm. However, Whistling kite's are not considered to be colourful individuals and some consider them to be quite drab, but this is not quite the case, although they do not have a set of striking colours there are many differing shades of brown within their plumage.

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