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Taken in West Byron Wetlands.
The Whistling Kite is a medium-sized raptor (bird of prey) with a shaggy appearance. It has a light brown head and underparts, with pale streaks, and dark sandy-brown wings with paler undersides
Juveniles have white dorsal spots and a pink gape.
They soar above the ground, trees and water to search for prey such as carrion (dead animals) and small live animals such as mammals, birds, fish and insects. They are often seen near water or around farms, soaring in a lazy circling flight pattern.
Canon 7D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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australian, bird of prey, haliastur sphenurus, hawk, hunter, predator, raptor, whistling kite, northern rivers, flight, evening, dusk, west byron wetlands

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