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3) Changed ID thanks to luiselye suggestion
2) Identified thanks to Cynthia
1)Help needed for further identification. Thanks in advance.)
This is the business.
Gorgeous shot of this beauty!
I've been watching these magnificent birds of prey for some thirty years now and it's always a pleasure to see them. They are very beautiful. This photo is an excellent one... animaisfotos, I like your photos very much. I would love to draw or paint from some of them :)
Hence the question mark! :) Glad someone could find more about the bird. Still a fabulous photo!
Don't be. The discussion can only bring an added value. Thank you for the update, luiselye. After reading from the suggested wiki-page it became more clear that it should be the Black-winged Kite. I had no idea that there where: Black-winged, Black-shouldered and White-tailed Kites... Not an expert but I'm going to bet on this one. Never the less I have also to thanks Cynthia for the suggestion (I had nothing). Lets see if it changes again :-)
I'm sorry to say that this is not an Australian Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris), but rather a European Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) which is endemmic to the Iberian Peninsula... They are somewhat rare now but still very present in Portugal and Spain (where its Australian cousin never appears) :)
Thank you Cynthia.
Such a majestic bird. Fantastic spotting once again!
Wow, nice sighting and great photo!
Lat: 38.85, Long: -8.96
Spotted on Jun 3, 2010 Submitted on Feb 20, 2011
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