|To:||"'Harold Schranz'" <>|
|Subject:||Re: Raptor near the beginning of the main Canberra International Airport runway (across the road in Pictureresque Pialligo)|
|From:||"Philip Veerman" <>|
|Date:||Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:17:02 +1000|
No it is not a Whistling Kite, inasmuch as we can tell from out of focus pictures. There is evidence of barring on the tail, reddish chest colours, tail is short, square to rounded (not very rounded), it has head markings, short legs, wing tips are not separated enough and body is too solid looking. All rule out Whistling Kite. Little Eagle is only match and more common here anyway.
Note that I indicated the birds were not the same ones before getting your message that there was a time gap between these.
-----Original Message-----Hi Feathered folk
From: Harold Schranz [
Sent: Friday, 11 July 2014 3:34 PM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Re: Raptor near the beginning of the main Canberra International Airport runway (across the road in Pictureresque Pialligo)
There was about a 20 minute gap between the two sets of photos and I just discovered evidence (2 distant possibly feathered specks in a photo) of more than one (non-metal) bird in the air - so i suspect I shot two different raptors. Is the (first or) second set definitely not a Whistling Kite? The wing shapes look different - though as with planes those are dynamic structures.
PS Nice photos kym.
On Friday, 11 July 2014, David Cook <> wrote:
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