Letter-winged Kite at Terrick Terrick NP (Vic)

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Subject: Letter-winged Kite at Terrick Terrick NP (Vic)
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:10:49 +0000
Yesterday Dan Ashdown and Owen Lishmund reported a Letter-winged kite at 
Terrick Terrick NP in Victoria (see Birdline below). Apparently it was with 6 
Black-shouldered Kites. Question - is it unusual to have so many 
Black-shouldered Kites together? I don't think I've seen more than a couple.

Hoping this bird is the first of many.

Peter Shute

Letter-winged Kite
Terrick Terrick National Park--The Meadows      
Single bird seen associating with Black-shouldered Kites, perching on fences 
and lignum bushes and moved around through much of the reserve. Seen well in 
flight showing the extensive, solid black underwing bars. Also noted pronounced 
black in front of eyes with no black behind, paler legs/feet than 
Black-shouldered and dark grey on top of head and on mantle. Appeared slightly 
larger in comparison to Black-shouldered. Unforgettable experience. GPS 
coordinates of first sighting are: -36.112365, 144.434583 eBird checklist

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