|Immature Western Gerygone hovering at Mulga Acacia aneura foliage.|
The blunt bill alone should have told me immediately that my preliminary id was based on hope rather than science!
(This is an old photo from the pre-digital past.)
|Nankeen Kestrel Falco cenchroides, near Canberra.|
This bird was operating in a relatively light breeze, as the fully fanned tail and erect posture suggest,
both maximising the body's resistance to it.
|Black-shouldered Kite Elanus notatus (above, near Forbes, New South Wales)|
and Nankeen Kestrel (below, Sturt National Park, New South Wales),