Young Kite

byronbackyard

Byron Bay, Australia

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Taken in the West Byron Wetlands.
This juvenile Whistling Kite sat in a tree at the wetlands, unfazed at how close I came. He waited till his parents both hovered above and whistled to him before he took to the air again.
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
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

Featured In: The Wonder of Wings

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