Papuan harrier(s) sighting?

Subject: Papuan harrier(s) sighting?
From: Fiona <>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 15:16:31 +1100
I recently returned from a trip to far north Queensland where I saw a
hawk-like bird with very pale underwing, breast and belly, dark coverts,
dark underwing primaries and a very distinct black head.  This sighting
was made just south of Port Douglas on Four Mile Beach.  A few days
later I saw two of these birds flying in close proximity to each other
along the beach front.  According to my field guides, I suspect they
were Papuan Harriers.  Any comments?
Fiona Brook

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