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Square-tailed Kite

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Long-winged Kite Alternate name
Lophoictinia isura Scientific name
Accipitriformes Order
Acciptridae Family
50-56cm               Length
Scrub, areas, heath, riverine forest, urban areas. Endemic to Austrailia:- Kangaroo Island, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria & Western Austrailia. Habitat
1-3 eggs Clutch
Insects, young birds, reptiles, frogs, bird's eggs Food  
3321 - TSN: 175465 World Number
Least Concern Status

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Square-tailed Kite 

Czech: Lunák australský, luňák australský
Danish: Glentevåge
German: Schopfmilan
English: Long-winged Kite, Squarae-tailed Kite, Square tailed Kite, Square-tailed Kite
Spanish: Milano Colicuadrado, Milano de Cola Cuadrada, Milano de colacuadrada
Estonian: munahaugas
Finnish: Leijahaukka
French: Milan à queue carrée
Hebrew: דיה מרובעת זנב
Italian: Nibbio coda squadrata, Nibbio codaquadra
Japanese: shiragatobi
Japanese: シラガトビ
Latin: Lophoictinia isura
Dutch: Kortstaartwouw
Norwegian: Langvingeglente
Polish: kanialec czubaty
Russian: Чубатый коршун
Slovak: koršun svetlohlavý
Swedish: Tvärstjärtad glada
Chinese: 方尾鸢
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