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Square-tailed Kite

Lophoictinia isura


The Square-tailed Kite is a medium-sized (50-55 cm in length), slender bird of prey with very long wings. The adult is brown dorsally and rufous ventrally, with a white cap, pale band across the upperwings, and heavy black streaks on the chest. The bill and feet are small and pale, with short bare legs. The widely spread wing-tip feathers are boldly banded, with a pale panel towards the bend in the wing, and the long tail is square-cut or slightly notched, with sharp corners.



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MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Thanks Jes

jeslowery 8 years ago


MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Thanks Neil, its is a great area for birding, so many different habitats around & within easy travelling distance.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 years ago

Wow, Mac, I have to head up north!! You have so many different bird species that I never see here in Brisbane. Some of them I've never even heard of. This is a wonderful spotting, and the photo's beautiful.

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Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Mar 22, 2015
Submitted on Mar 22, 2015

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