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The Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus)


The Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus)
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Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 1 N: 588] (7772)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-21
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-22 9:48
Viewed: 2035
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 irides. 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. Recently began to nest successfully in Israel.

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Hello Eyal
For me a stunning shot.Great timing and perfect composition.Wonderful colors,lighting and sharpness.Well done!
Thank You
Best regards
JD

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