Western Australian Birds of Prey Centre


Whistling Kite

Bee - Whistling Kite - Haliaster sphenurusSpecies Name: Haliaster sphenurus

Bee is a male, born in October 2004.

Nervous bird by nature but in front of a crowd Bee has no fear of flying up close during the flying displays.

This species is known for catching on the wing with its talons and tranfering the food into the break while remaining in the air.  Other natural behavours include raking, stealing and fishing.B