Bird of preyHieraaetus (Hieraaetus) morphnoides

Little Eagle at Tathra, NSW

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Hieraaetus (Hieraaetus) morphnoides at Tathra, NSW - 17 Oct 2016
Hieraaetus (Hieraaetus) morphnoides at Tathra, NSW - 17 Oct 2016
Hieraaetus (Hieraaetus) morphnoides at Tathra, NSW - 17 Oct 2016

Identification history

Bird of prey Hieraaetus (Hieraaetus) morphnoides 1 Nov 2016 LeoBulk Reporter - Leo has reported over 100 sightings!
Bird of prey Haliastur sphenurus 1 Nov 2016 JackieMilesUltra Reporter - JackieMiles has reported over 500 sightings!
Bird of prey Hieraaetus (Hieraaetus) morphnoides 1 Nov 2016 KerryVanceBulk Reporter - KerryVance has reported over 100 sightings!

2 comments

   1 Nov 2016
Given that ocean appears to be the backdrop, Whistling Kite is far more likely - they hang out on the coast a lot, and are the same size and general colouration.
LeoBulk Reporter - Leo has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   1 Nov 2016
All markings are consistent with a dark morph Little Eagle (see "Birds of Prey of Australia" by Stephen Debus, or HANZAB).
Whistling Kites are similar (and more common in our region) but there have been other Little Eagle sightings this year (Panboola, Mandeni, Tathra) so they are around.

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