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Black-breasted Buzzard

(Hamirostra melanosternon)
Alternate name(s): "Black-breasted Kite"
Aboriginal name(s): "koodap" (WA)

Size: 50-60 cm; wing span 1.4-1.55 m
Weight: 1.2 kg (male), 1.4 kg (female); averages
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Black-breasted Buzzard at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Soaring Black-breasted Buzzard
[Near Wanaaring, NSW, September 2012]

Black-breasted Buzzard soaring, now seen more sideways
[Near Wanaaring, NSW, September 2012]

Black-breasted Buzzard looking down on the observer (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Innamincka NP, SA, July 2006]

View from behind of a Black-breasted Buzzard in flight
[Near Wanaaring, NSW, September 2012]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Near-lateral view of a juvenile Black-breasted Buzzard (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bowra, QLD, October 2012]

Behaviour

Social behaviour: Territorial Mobility: Dispersive Elementary unit: Solitary/pair

Food, Diet

All raptors are carnivores.

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