|To:||"Philip Veerman" <>|
|Subject:||Re: Tour de Mulligans Flat|
|Date:||Mon, 22 Aug 2005 14:11:12 +1000|
Yes. Someone else mentioned it could be a Little Eagle. My impression was of a tail not as long as a Whistling Kites. The body and wings seemed a bit more bulkier too.
The problem lies with the bird being too far away to see even through binos.
Re: An unidentified large high soaring raptor with rounded dark wings and a pale rounded tail.
From that alone, if the tail was long, I'd give it 99% on being a Whistling Kite. If the tail was short, I'd give it 60% on being a Little Eagle, although a Little Eagle usually shows its tail as very square. A long, unmarked, pale, rounded tail is almost as good as diagnostic of a Whistling Kite. The Little Eagle's wings also are more rectangular (rather than fingered or rounded wings of a Whistling Kite. Most Little Eagles here are the pale form, so wouldn't usually give the impression of being dark in a quick look.
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