pale brown head and light-colored body (Australia; 2006-06-10)

Whistling Kite
Haliastur sphenurus

Native Range: A ustralian Region

Notes: named for its loud whistling call, often issued in flight; this species has distinctive markings on its underwings, readily visible when soaring; occurs in lightly wooded areas throughout Australia and Papau New Guinea.

distinct underwing pattern with pale area near tip (Australia; 2006-06-10)