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Square-tailed Kite

You can often see Maral soaring close to the tree tops to catch small birds.

Birds of Prey Bushland

Noongar Names: Maral

Scientific Name: Lophoictinia isura

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Habitat loss and potentially rodenticides

Will they visit?: Square-tailed Kites will fly over home gardens located near bushland

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Large trees for nesting and raising their young

Diet: Birds and other small animals

Water: Bird baths and frog ponds

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Birds of prey help to control pest species within the ecosystem. Visit BirdLife Australia to learn more about our native birds of prey. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood or around the home you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.

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