Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) - HBW 2, p. 119

French: Milan siffleur German: Keilschwanzweih Spanish: Milano Silbador
Other common names: Whistling Eagle/Hawk

Taxonomy: Milvus sphenurus Vieillot, 1818, New South Wales.
Placed in genus Milvus by some authorities, but differs in plumage, voice and behaviour. Monotypic.

Distribution: Australia, New Caledonia, and New Guinea (except NW and central mountains).