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7 Whistling Kite at Jerrabomberra Wetlands

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Haliastur sphenurus at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 31 Oct 2019
Haliastur sphenurus at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 31 Oct 2019
Haliastur sphenurus at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 31 Oct 2019
Haliastur sphenurus at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 31 Oct 2019
Haliastur sphenurus at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 31 Oct 2019

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Not sure about ID, but the lighter panels in the wings seem clear.

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Illilanga wrote:
   1 Nov 2019
Also the long rounded tail helps with the ID as compared with a Little Eagle or other Kites/Harriers, although this one is a little scruffy. ;) Nice pics!

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Threskiornis spinicollis (Straw-necked Ibis) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 18 Apr 2019 by RodDeb
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Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 5 Apr 2019 by RodDeb
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Pseudagrion aureofrons (Gold-fronted Riverdamsel) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 15 Mar 2019 by roymcd
Hellula hydralis (Cabbage Centre Moth) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 6 Mar 2019 by Christine
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 6 Feb 2019 by Alison Milton
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Perginae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified pergine sawfly) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 12 Jan 2019 by HelenCross
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 6 Jan 2019 by RodDeb
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Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 21 Dec 2018 by RodDeb
Erythrogonys cinctus (Red-kneed Dotterel) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 21 Dec 2018 by RodDeb
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Acrocephalus australis (Australian Reed-Warbler) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 21 Oct 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
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Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 3 Sep 2018 by Alison Milton
Cisticola exilis (Golden-headed Cisticola) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 30 Aug 2018 by RodDeb
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 28 Jun 2018 by RodDeb
Threskiornis spinicollis (Straw-necked Ibis) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 24 Jun 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Artamus cyanopterus (Dusky Woodswallow) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 4 Jun 2018 by jbromilow50
Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 18 May 2018 by RodDeb
Elanus axillaris (Black-shouldered Kite) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 16 May 2018 by RodDeb
Synoicus ypsilophora (Brown Quail) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 7 May 2018 by KumikoCallaway
Elanus axillaris (Black-shouldered Kite) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 15 Apr 2018 by Alison Milton
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 6 Mar 2018 by RodDeb
Cherax destructor (Common Yabby) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 2 Mar 2018 by RodDeb
Cisticola exilis (Golden-headed Cisticola) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 10 Jan 2018 by RodDeb
Cisticola exilis (Golden-headed Cisticola) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 28 Dec 2017 by TyrieStarrs
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 26 Dec 2017 by RodDeb
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 21 Dec 2017 by Christine
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-neck Turtle) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 11 Nov 2017 by DerekC
Anax papuensis (Australian Emperor) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 23 Sep 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 23 Sep 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Accipiter fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 12 Sep 2017 by RodDeb
Polistes (Polistes) chinensis (Asian paper wasp) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 8 Apr 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 5 Feb 2017 by Alison Milton
Polistes (Polistes) chinensis (Asian paper wasp) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 21 Jan 2017 by PeterA
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Limnodynastes peronii (Brown-striped Frog) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 26 Feb 2015 by JoshMulvaney
Typha domingensis (Narrow-leaved Cumbungee) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 14 Jan 2015 by michaelb

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Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 31 Oct 2019 Recorded on
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