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Black-winged kite


Black-winged kite
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 844] (7907)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nicon Coolpix L820
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-26 8:34
Viewed: 874
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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 distinctive, with long-wings, white, grey and black plumage and owl like forward-facing eyes with red irises. Although mainly seen on the plains, they are sometimes seen on grassy slopes of hills in the higher elevation regions of Asia. They are not migratory, but make short-distance movements in response to weather.

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Ciao Biswarup, great capture of lovely bird, fine details, beautiful natural colors and splendid clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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