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Lophoictinia isura

Lophoictinia isura (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Falconiformes
Familia: Accipitridae
Subfamilia: Perninae
Genus: Lophoictinia
Species: Lophoictinia isura


Lophoictinia isura (Gould, 1838)


* A synopsis of the birds of Australia, and the adjacent islands. pt3 pl.47 fig.2,text

Vernacular names
Česky: Luňák australský
English: Square-tailed Kite
Español: Milano de cola cuadrada


The Square-tailed Kite, Lophoictinia isura, is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, eagles and harriers.

Conservation status

Square-tailed Kites are not listed as threatened on the Australian Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. However, their conservation status varies from state to state within Australia. For example:

* The Square-tailed Kite is listed as threatened on the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act (1988).[1] Under this Act, an Action Statement for the recovery and future management of this species has not yet been prepared.[2]

* On the 2007 advisory list of threatened vertebrate fauna in Victoria, the Square-tailed Kite is listed as vulnerable.[3]


1. ^ Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria
2. ^ Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria
3. ^ Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment (2007). Advisory List of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria - 2007. East Melbourne, Victoria: Department of Sustainability and Environment. p. 15. ISBN 978-1-74208-039-0.

* BirdLife International (2004). Lophoictinia isura. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 05 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern

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