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Lophoictinia isura

Square-tailed Kite


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Little eagle was gliding around the open grass kind and wooded area in circles, then joined what looked like a mate over near highpoint. It didn't make any dives for food that I saw. Video also taken, but it wouldn't upload


Date & Time

  2018-03-20 05:34 PM


  -37.780809 , 144.894536 : 6.511 m

Near Maribyrnong VIC 3032, Australia


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David Francis starred this.

  1. Andrew Allen  I don’t think that’s a Little Eagle. It looks like a Square-tailed Kite, possibly. One was reported over Royal Park very recently. An incredible record.

    Reply • 22 Mar

  2. David Francis  My birdbook says that the Little Eagle soars on flat wings but these are upswept- like a Square-tailed Kite. Also the fingers on the wings are very long/prominent, again suggesting STK.

    Reply • 22 Mar

  3. David Francis  Id updated

    Reply • 23 Mar

NS Observation No. 5AB23AFAED2A89224B00052E
Created 2018-03-21 10:18 PM (8 months ago)
Created By loraine
Updated 2018-03-23 11:35 AM (8 months ago)
Updated By David Francis
Edits 2
Photo Quality good-for-id
Camera Date-Stamp Yes
Camera Geotag Yes
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