Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

December 9, 2011


Filed under: Birds — Tags: — admin @ 7:36 am

Order: Falconiformes.

Family: Accipitridae – hawks, eagles, buzzards, harriers, kites and Old World vultures

Black-shouldered Kite
Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris)

White-bellied Sea-Eagle
White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)

Swamp Harrier
Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans)

Whistling Kite
Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus)

Brahminy Kite
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)

Black Kite

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Square-tailed Kite
Square-tailed Kite (Lophoictinia isura)

Wedge-tailed Eagle
Wedge-tailed Eagle

Subfamily Accipitrinae – goshawks, sparrowhawks

Brown Goshawk
Brown Goshawk ( Accipiter fasciatus) at Euston Weir, Victoria

Family: Falconidae – Falcons and Caracara

Southern Caracara
Southern Caracara (Caracara plancus)

Chimango Caracara (Milvago chimango)

Brown Falcon
Brown Falcon (Falco berigora)

Nankeen Kestrel
Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides)

American Kestrel
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

Australian Hobby
Australian Hobby ( Falco longipennis)

Black Falcon
Black Falcon (Falco subniger)

Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Family: Pandionidae

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Family Cathartidae – Condors and Vultures

Black Vulture
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)

Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Andean Condor
Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus )


  1. These are Super Steve!!! Really wonderful captures!!

    Comment by Kerri — December 9, 2011 @ 10:13 am

  2. Fantastic set of shots! Wonderful job–and lucky you!

    Comment by Beverly Everson — December 9, 2011 @ 1:10 pm

  3. A great collection of raptor photos. If I had managed to capture just one of those I’d be happy. Well done.

    Comment by Robert — February 17, 2012 @ 11:10 am

  4. thank you kerri, Bev and Robert.

    Sorry I missed your comments.. doh!


    Comment by admin — February 20, 2012 @ 6:17 am

  5. A very nice raptor collection Steve. I really love the first Kite image!

    Comment by Mia McPherson — March 24, 2012 @ 10:07 am

  6. thanks mia.

    me too! 🙂


    Comment by admin — March 25, 2012 @ 10:40 am

  7. These raptors are sweet Steve!

    Comment by Stephen Pollard — August 1, 2016 @ 10:43 am

  8. thanks stephen.. 🙂

    Comment by admin — August 15, 2016 @ 5:57 am

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