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Black Shoulderd Kite


Black Shoulderd Kite
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Copyright: Lindsay Cooke (cookie10) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 44] (492)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1DS Mark 111, Canon EF 500 f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-20 13:39
Viewed: 3277
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Juvenile Black Shouldered Kite as identified by "Pirate"
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To pirate: Thank you Tomcookie10 1 07-21 04:18
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Hi Lindsay
it is an juvenile ELANUS Kite, two species occur in Australia: Australian Black-Shouldered Kite Elanus axillaris and Letter-winged Kite Elanus scriptus. Adults are grey, white and black but juveniles much more browner. It is very difficult to differentiate sitting juveniles, you should check the underwing when flying, with a dark bar on greater flight covers in Letter-winged. In that area it is most probably Black-shouldered Kite.
nice picture anyway
tfs
Tom

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