birding-aus Square-tailed Kites on NSW South Coast

Subject: birding-aus Square-tailed Kites on NSW South Coast
From: John Penhallurick <>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 09:30:14 +1100
As I remember from the RAOU Atlas, and certainly from Steve Marchant's
South coast records, Lophoictinia isura is a rare resident on the South
cost.  I remember Christmas Day a couple of years back.  I was lying on my
back on the beach at Guerrella Bay, when one glided over not more than 50
feet directly above me.  Even though I didn't have bins, all the
fieldmarks, including the pale head wre clearly visible.  I've also seen
the bird near Cairns and near the Stirling Ranges in sWA.
John Penhallurick
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