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Black-shouldered "Kite"

Black-shouldered "Kite"

Birds of Prey - Black Shouldered Kite,(Elanus axillaris) ["Repinned by Keva xo"]

Birds of Prey - Black Shouldered Kite,(Elanus axillaris) ["Repinned by Keva xo"]

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.. Bird photographs from Southern Africa

Black-shouldered Kite.. Bird photographs from Southern Africa

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

Black-Shouldered Kite a.k.a. Australian Black-Shouldered Kite, Elanus axillaris - Australia

Black-Shouldered Kite a.k.a. Australian Black-Shouldered Kite, Elanus axillaris - Australia

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

Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) by Rajesh Shah

Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) by Rajesh Shah