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Whistling Kite

A Djandoo has a distinctive whistling call which can give away their presence as they perch in trees.

Birds of Prey Bushland

Noongar Names: Djandoo

Scientific Name: Haliastur sphenurus

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Habitat loss and potentially rodenticides

Will they visit?: The Whistling Kite has adapted well to urban areas and farmlands

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Large trees for nesting and raising their young

Diet: Mammals, birds, fish and insects

Water: Bird baths and frog ponds

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

If you want to know more about Whistling Kites visit BirdLife Australia. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood or around the home you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.

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