Raptor ID

To: "Birding-Aus (E-mail)" <>
Subject: Raptor ID
From: "Mike Simpson" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 20:26:03 +1000
At the risk of being criticized once more for asking for help here, I  would
appreciate help with the following bird ID.

I was sitting in my yard without my books or bins, but with my camera to
hand when I heard a lot of commotion in the surrounding trees, and the above
bird circled at low level followed by squadrons of Ravens, Noisy Miners and
Magpie Larks.

I managed to grab a couple of shots before it flew away. The bird had a
light coloured head and square cut tail and was very large even when
compared to a Raven. 

I am thinking of an immature Square-tailed Kite from my book, but would like
this confirmed/debunked etc.

Regards, Mike Simpson
Penrith, NSW, Australia 


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