white head, breast; rufous body is not evident here (Australia; 2006-06-30)

Brahminy Kite
Haliastur indus

Native Range: Australian Region and Oriental Region

Notes: adult of this mid-sized hawk is told by its white head and breast that contrast with its otherwise rufous body; no sexual dimorphism, but strong age variation with immatures being mostly streaked brownish-tan all over.

flight silhouette (Australia; 2006-06-30)

some of the rufous is just barely visible here (Australia; 2006-06-30)