Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Whistling Kite

Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus

Described by: Vieillot (1818)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Milvus sphenurus


Samsonvale, Queensland, Australia - 2002 © Tom Tarrant  Western Treatment Plant, Werribee, Victoria, Australia - 2002 © Paul Hackett  near South Alligator River, Northern Territory, Australia - 1980 © Hans&Judy Beste  Arnhemland, Northern Territory, Australia - 1980 © Hans&Judy Beste  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste 
Select thumbnail to view larger image - Place cursor over image for image information
Select additional thumbnail page to view 3 more images.


Three populations;
C. and e. New Guinea e. from Geelvink Bay, Australia (Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia) and New Caledonia.


No videos are available for this species


Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


Please email with errors/comments on this page or to donate photos.

If there is no family list to the left, you may have arrived at this page from a direct link.
Please select "Mangoverde World Bird Guide" to view the entire bird site.