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A small bird of prey, to 350mm. The head and body are white, with a black bill and a black ring round the eye. The back, wings and tail are pale grey apart from conspicuous black shoulders. It has a distinctive method of hunting, hovering with rapid wing beats to search for prey.
Open country, to open forest.
All of Australia, except Tasmania. Rarely seen in the Park, where revegetation has left very little suitable habitat,
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