Bird of preyMilvus migrans

1 Black Kite at Coree, ACT

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Milvus migrans at Coree, ACT - 13 Feb 2018
Milvus migrans at Coree, ACT - 13 Feb 2018
Milvus migrans at Coree, ACT - 13 Feb 2018
Milvus migrans at Coree, ACT - 13 Feb 2018
Milvus migrans at Coree, ACT - 13 Feb 2018

Identification history

Bird of prey Milvus migrans 16 Feb 2018 ChrisDavey
Bird of prey Milvus migrans 14 Feb 2018 JudithDeland
Unidentified 13 Feb 2018 JudithDeland

Author's notes

Was quite relaxed about me being nearby. Eventually it flew off and circled around overhead which was nice. The feathered legs made me wonder if it was a little eagle, but I am not sure.

2 comments

MatthewFrawley760 wrote:
   13 Feb 2018
Looks like a Black Kite, which is a relatively rare sighting in the ACT.
   13 Feb 2018
Thanks, that would explain why I don't think I've seen one before. I'll see if it still hanging around on Mt. Macdonald, next time I do the walk. :-) Just did a bit of reading up on them and they like plague locusts. There are a lot out around Tidbinbilla (my poor car) so it might be in town for the tucker.

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Location information

  • Coordinates 148.943850-35.316293
  • Places Coree, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 13 Feb 2018 Recorded on
  • JudithDeland Recorded by
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