Raptors

 

About Raptors

The region offers large numbers of raptors both in species and the number of individuals. Black Kites are by far the most numerous species with aggregations in the hundreds not unusual. Whistling Kites are probably the second most numerous species and often seen soaring together with Black Kites.
On the coast and large rivers and lakes, the Eastern Osprey is common with breeding pairs spaced at regular intervals, often using human structures for their conspicuous nesting sites. Brahminy Kites are common within a few Kilometres of the coast and use more discrete nesting sites.
White Bellied Sea Eagles are less common, this may be due to competition with Eastern Ospreys. In Victoria where Ospreys are not present Sea Eagles reach much higher densities.
In rainforest and forest margins Brown and Grey Goshawks, Collard Sparrow Hawks and Pacific Bazas are frequently observed. Falcons are also well represented with Peregrine, and Brown falcons present together with the Australian Hobby and Nankeen Kestrel. Black and Grey falcons are rare visitors.

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Whistling Kite


Whistling Kite
 
Whistling Kite
 

Whistling Kite  (Juv)



Black Kite

Black Kite

Black Kite



Black Kite (Juv)


Black Kite scavenging
Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kite


Black-shouldered Kite (Juv)
Black-shouldered Kite (Juv)


Brahminy Kite
Brahminy Kite



Brahminy Kite


Brahminy Kite (Juv)


Spotted harrier

Spotted Harrier

Eastern Osprey (Female)
Eastern Osprey with Double Kill
Eastern Osprey




Eastern Osprey with Queenfish Kill

 
Eastern Osprey with double kill
 
Eastern Osprey with Trevally Kill

Pacific Baza

Pacific Baza

Pacific Baza

Brown Goshawk (Male)

Brown Goshawk (Male)

Brown Goshawk (Female)
 
Brown Goshawk (Juv)


Brown Goshawk (Juv Female)

Collared Sparrowhawk

Collared Sparrowhawk (Juv)

Grey Goshawk

Grey Goshawk

Grey Goshawk



White-Bellied Sea Eagle (Imm)

White-Bellied Sea Eagle (Sub adult)


White-Bellied Sea Eagle (Juv)
 
White- Bellied Sea Eagle (Adult)
 
White- Bellied Sea Eagle (Adult with bandicoot prey)
  
White-Bellied Sea Eagle (Adult)
White-Bellied Sea Eagle (Hunting)
 
Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Brown Falcon (Light Morph) 
 
Brown Falcon (Dark Morph)
 
Brown Falcon (Dark Morph)
 
Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
 

Peregrine Falcon (Juv)


Nankeen Kestrel (Juv)
Nankeen Kestrel (Juv)

 
Nankeen Kestrel (Juv)

Nankeen Kestrel (Male)


Nankeen Kestrel (Female)
Australian Hobby (Little Falcon)