Body light brown with paler and streaked underneath. Tail long with a rounded tip. Body up to 60 cm long.
Whistling Kites have a distinctive call, a rapid ascending whistle. They usually live near swamps and rivers.
Lowlands, open pastures and grasslands.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern
- CITES : Trade restrictions (Appendix II)