BSK…. Black-Shouldered Kite…

The black-shouldered kite (Elanus axillaris)

A similar species found throughout Australia, Eurasia and North America. The adult black-shouldered kite is a small and graceful, predominantly pale grey and white, raptor with black shoulders and red eyes.

Like all the kites, it is a specialist predator of rodents, which it hunts singly or in pairs by hovering in mid-air above open land.

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This little guy was sitting in a tree that had fallen down and finally got tired of me taking his photo and flew off…





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25 thoughts on “BSK…. Black-Shouldered Kite…

  1. The kite is an impressive bird. I like your second photo especially. In the UK we have the red kite which ten years ago was facing extinction. It was re-introduced as part of a long term protection programme, proving that well managed conservation can work.

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