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Black-shouldered "Kite"

emuwren: “ The Black-shouldered Kite - Elanus axillaris, are medium to small raptors. Though reported across Australia, they are most common in the south-east and south-west of the mainland. Photo by.

Black-shouldered kite India,Rajkot,30-12-2014.  The black-shouldered kite (Elanus axillaris) or Australian black-shouldered kite is a small raptor found in open habitat throughout Australia and resembles similar species found in Africa, Eurasia and North America, which have in the past also been named as black-shouldered kites. Measuring 35–38 cm (13.8–15 in) in length with a wingspan of 80–95 cm (31.5–37.4 in), the adult black-shouldered kite is a small and graceful, predominantly pale…

Black-shouldered kite India,Rajkot,30-12-2014. The black-shouldered kite (Elanus axillaris) or Australian black-shouldered kite is a small raptor found in open habitat throughout Australia and resembles similar species found in Africa, Eurasia and North America, which have in the past also been named as black-shouldered kites. Measuring 35–38 cm (13.8–15 in) in length with a wingspan of 80–95 cm (31.5–37.4 in), the adult black-shouldered kite is a small and graceful, predominantly pale…

Black Shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris)

Black Shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris)

Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura lephucorys) & Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) | This is one from a couple of years back. The wagtail is a common small flycatcher here in Australia with a reputation for punching way above its weight :-)

Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura lephucorys) & Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) This is one from a couple of years back. The wagtail is a common small flycatcher here in Australia with a reputation for punching way above its weight :-)

THRIVING ON AGRICULTURE BLACK-SHOULDERED KITE, ELANUS AXILLARIS The black-shouldered kite is one of the lucky species to have reaped the benefits of agricultural practices and the introduction of house mice in Australia. This stunning raptor was using the fence as a vantage point to spot its rodent prey, which is abundant in the wheat fields. Roma, Queensland. Picture: Brendan Schembri

THRIVING ON AGRICULTURE BLACK-SHOULDERED KITE, ELANUS AXILLARIS The black-shouldered kite is one of the lucky species to have reaped the benefits of agricultural practices and the introduction of house mice in Australia. This stunning raptor was using the fence as a vantage point to spot its rodent prey, which is abundant in the wheat fields. Roma, Queensland. Picture: Brendan Schembri

Taking flight, A small, falcon-like kite, the black-shouldered kite (Elanus axillaris) is named for the large jet-black marking that runs from its shoulders and across part of its wing

Taking flight, A small, falcon-like kite, the black-shouldered kite (Elanus axillaris) is named for the large jet-black marking that runs from its shoulders and across part of its wing of Prey

Black-Shouldered Kite

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Most Delicate looking raptor I have ever seen.  Black-Shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus) by Aatur Ravani :)

Most Delicate looking raptor I have ever seen. Black-Shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus) by Aatur Ravani :)

Photo: Black-winged kite India,Rajkot,09-03-2016.  The black-winged kite (Elanus caeruleus) is a small diurnal bird of prey in the family Accipitridae best known for its habit of hovering over open grasslands in the manner of the much smaller kestrels. This Eurasian and African species was sometimes combined with the Australian black-shouldered kite (Elanus axillaris) and the white-tailed kite (Elanus leucurus) of North and South America which together form a superspecies. This kite is…

Photo: Black-winged kite India,Rajkot,09-03-2016. The black-winged kite (Elanus caeruleus) is a small diurnal bird of prey in the family Accipitridae best known for its habit of hovering over open grasslands in the manner of the much smaller kestrels. This Eurasian and African species was sometimes combined with the Australian black-shouldered kite (Elanus axillaris) and the white-tailed kite (Elanus leucurus) of North and South America which together form a superspecies. This kite is…

European greenfinch - Pinned by Mak Khalaf Animals European greenfinchbirdsnaturenature photographwildlife by hawksnaturphoto

European greenfinch - Pinned by Mak Khalaf Animals European greenfinchbirdsnaturenature photographwildlife by hawksnaturphoto