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Birds of Prey

Brown Goshawk
(Accipiter fasciatus)
Brown Goshawk
The Brown Goshawk is a medium sized bird of prey with grey head and grey back, and reddish brown barred front. The legs and toes are yellow. Juveniles have brown backs, brown and white streaked head, and brown and white barred underside. The Brown... Click to continue>
Collared Sparrowhawk
(Accipiter cirrocephalus)
Collared Sparrowhawk
The Collared Sparrowhawk is a bird of prey with grey back and finely barred chest of reddish brown and white feathers. The sides of the neck are reddish brown It has bright yellow eyes The legs are yellow with long toes. Juvenile birds have brown... Click to continue>
Grey Goshawk
(Accipiter novaehollandiae)
Grey Goshawk
The Grey Goshawk is a medium sized hawk. There are two colour forms. The grey form has pale grey back and head and pale grey and white barring on underside. Thereis also an all white form known as the White Goshawk. Both forms have reddish eyes and... Click to continue>
Wedge-tailed Eagle
(Aquila audax)
Wedge-tailed Eagle
The Wedge-tailed Eagle is a large brown eagle with long-feathered legs and a diamond or wedge shaped tail. The tail shape is prominent when seen soaring. It flies with slow powerful wing beats, and soars and circles at great heights. Click to continue>
Crested Hawk
(Aviceda subcristata)
Crested Hawk
The Crested Kite is a medium-sized, long-tailed hawk with a prominent crest. The only Australian hawk with a crest. Click to continue>
Spotted Harrier
(Circus assimilis)
Spotted Harrier
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Swamp Harrier
(Circus approximans)
Swamp Harrier
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Black-shouldered Kite
(Elanus axillaris)
Black-shouldered Kite
The Black-shouldered Kite is pale grey above, with a white head, underside and tail. The shoulders are black., and the wings have black tips. It has a red eye and yellow nostrils, legs and feet. It is often seen hovering with feet hanging down. Click to continue>
Australian Hobby
(Falco longipennis)
Australian Hobby
The Australian Hobby is smaller than the related Peregrine Falcon. It is dark slate-blue above with dark head. It has white or creamy brown forehead, throat and side of the neck. The underside is rufous brown. The bill is blue-grey with black tip.... Click to continue>
Black Falcon
(Falco subniger)
Black Falcon
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Brown Falcon
(Falco berigora)
Brown Falcon
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Nankeen Kestrel
(Falco cenchroides)
Nankeen Kestrel
The Nankeen Kestrel is a small hawk. The upper parts are mostly rufous, with some dark streaking. The wings are tipped with black. The underside are pale buff, streaked with black Click to continue>
Peregrine Falcon
(Falco peregrinus)
Peregrine Falcon
The Peregrine Falcon is a well-known bird of prey. It is slate-blue above with dark mottling, and creamy buff below with fine black bars. The upper chest is whitish with no dark bars. The top of the head and cheeks is very dark.. The bill is grey... Click to continue>
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
(Haliaeetus leucogaster)
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
The White-breasted Sea-Eagle is a large white eagle with grey-brown wings, White and grey underside, with wedge-shaped white tail seen in flight. Immatures are dark brown streaked and spotted light brown. Click to continue>
Brahminy Kite
(Haliastur indus)
Brahminy Kite
The Brahminy Kite is a medium sized bird of prey. It is reddish brown with white head and breast. The tail is short with white tip. The eye is dark and the bill is yellow and hooked. Often soaring over beaches, estuaries and mudflats. Click to continue>
Whistling Kite
(Haliastur sphenurus)
Whistling Kite
The Whistling Kite is a medium sized bird of prey. It has light brown head and underparts, with pale streaks, and dark sandy-brown wings with paler undersides Click to continue>
Black-breasted Kite
(Hamirostra melanosternon)
Black-breasted Kite
The Black-breasted Kite is a large dark bird with short, square-tipped tail. This bird is unusual in that it uses stones as a tool to crack Emu eggs. Click to continue>
Little Eagle
(Hieraaetus morphnoides)
Little Eagle
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Square-tailed Kite
(Lophoictinia isura)
Square-tailed Kite
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Black Kite
(Milvus migrans)
Black Kite
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Osprey
(Pandion haliaetus)
Osprey
The Osprey has a brown back with white head and belly. The only Australian bird of prey with dark line through the eye. the young have streaking across the chest. Click to continue>
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