Which Bird of Prey

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Which Bird of Prey

While driving along the river on the road between South West Rocks and Kempsey, today, we spotted a pair of birds nesting on top of a tall telegraph pole. They looked to be Brahminy kites, which are common along that stretch of the river. They were the right size, colour and shape. However, I've read that Brahminy kites only nest in living trees. These birds had white heads and brown wings/bodies. They had their wings folded so we did not see the underside. Does anyone know if these birds have been known to nest on a telegraph pole?


I looked in 'Birds of Prey of Australia' and it states the brahimny kites place their nest 'in a tree or artificial structure' - so the kites are claiming the telegraph pole to be an artificial structure.

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