Bird of the Week: 4th June - the Kites

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teganb02
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Hey Holly, maybe for the next Bird of the Week Challenge, we could do kingfishers? 

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

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Fantastic photos ... thanks for posting.

Beautiful birds ... really great shots!

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teganb02 wrote:

 

Hey Holly, maybe for the next Bird of the Week Challenge, we could do kingfishers? 


good suggestion! yes

teganb02
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Thanks! Have we ever done a kingfisher one? They are such pretty birds

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

Devster
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Here are some of my Kites

teganb02
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Wow what amazing talent you've got to get photos as good as that

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

teganb02
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Also, how do you tell the difference between Black Kites and Whistling Kites? They look very similar 

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

rawshorty
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Devster wrote:

Here are some of my Kites

No fact sheet for your Square-tailed Kite?

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

Devster
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No there wasn't one available for the Square-tailed kite sad

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teganb02 wrote:

Also, how do you tell the difference between Black Kites and Whistling Kites? They look very similar 

Thanks tegan blush

There are a number of ways to tell the difference.

The Black Kites are a lot darker and have a large forked tail.

Whistling Kites underwing pattern has pale primaries that run at right angles, separating the black wing tips (Pizzy & Kinight)

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Ah ok, I see it now, the black kites tail is way bigger! Thanks for you help, I only started bird photography a year ago, so I'm still working on identityfying new species!

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

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