Raptor for ID please.

To: "'Margaret Leggoe'" <>, <>
Subject: Raptor for ID please.
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:49:18 +1100
Hi Margaret,
Yes a Black Kite is correct. An easy one: the long, clearly forked tail shape, the all dark underwings, indeed generally dark with no obvious paler patches, fairly small feet, and dark patch around the eyes, all features, in combination or alone are distinctive for them.
And yes the next one is a



Whistling Kite.
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From: Margaret Leggoe [
Sent: Sunday, 16 March 2014 6:47 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Raptor for ID please.

This image was shot at the Water Treatment Plant, Werribee, last week.  I have called it a Black Kite, but would appreciate confirmation because I am pretty hopeless with IDing raptors.

Many thanks

Margaret Leggoe



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