Square-tailed Kite in western Sydney

To: "Greg & Val Clancy" <>
Subject: Square-tailed Kite in western Sydney
From: "Evan Beaver" <>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 17:46:50 +1000
Agreed, that's the Squarest-Tailed kite I've ever seen. I reckon when
you see a big raptor, look at the tail first, Wedgies are easy to ID
this way. The Squares are obvious too, and don't seem to change much
with fanning in and out. Also the SqT white face signifies an adult
and is also diagnostic in raptors that size; spread primaries and
white 'circles' under the wings also help.


On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 8:00 AM, Greg & Val Clancy <> wrote:
> Looks like an adult Square-tailed Kite to me.
> Greg Clancy

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