whistling kite (Haliastur sphenurus), white-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)
The never ending war. When the whistling kites are nesting, they drive the sea eagles away from the waterhole. But the eagles always return. And on it goes, there are no winners.
Date 10 July 2014, 06:09
Source white bellied sea eagle 8
Author Jim Bendon from Karratha, Australia https://www.flickr.com/people/77524419@N03
The whistling kite (Haliastur sphenurus) is a medium-sized diurnal raptor found throughout Australia (including coastal islands), New Caledonia and much of New Guinea (excluding the central mountains and the northwest). Also called the whistling eagle or whistling hawk, it is named for its loud whistling call, which it often gives in flight.
The white-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), also known as the white-breasted sea eagle, is a large diurnal bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. A distinctive bird, the adult white-bellied sea eagle has a white head, breast, under-wing coverts and tail.