Terry Watts (sirterrywatts) wrote,
Terry Watts
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Sea Kite

Today I noticed that the kite I photographed was very different than the ones I had seen in the desert regions. At first, I thought it was a lesser kite.

Either way, it is now believed to be a sea kite. This particular hawk has a thin tail, has a very detailed spotty texture to it's under feathers, and can be seen taking fish right from the surface of the water.

In many ways, it shares a lot of common features with a whistling kite.

Tags: australian birds, river kite, sea kite
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