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Square-tailed Kite
Lophoictinia isura
Bird Family :"Hawks"
Description :Uncommon local species. Length 56cm. Wingspan 130cm. Slender, very long winged. Call is a hoarse yelp, weak chatter. Solitary. Soars low over or through tree canopy on rased wings. Favored prey are young birds still in the nest. Builds a large stick nest.
Typical Habitat :Open forest, scrubs, riverine woodlands and heathlands.
Distribution :Rare. Most of the Mainland. Endemic race recorded only in Australia.
Migration :Resident. Unknown if it breeds in local area.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes
NCA :Rare

      Additional info ..locations seen (4)  ..   observations (3)  ..   habitats seen (3)  ..    
      NCA  = Nature Conservation Act (Queensland) 

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