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Black-winged Kite

Elanus caeruleus

Notes:

3) Changed ID thanks to luiselye suggestion 2) Identified thanks to Cynthia 1)Help needed for further identification. Thanks in advance.)



2 species ID suggestions

Black shouldered kite?
Elanus axillaris
luiselye
luiselye 7 years ago
Black-winged Kite
Elanus caeruleus Black-winged Kite

12 Comments

Joshua Asel
Joshua Asel 5 years ago

This is the business.

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

excellent!

Dennis Davenport
Dennis Davenport 6 years ago

Gorgeous shot of this beauty!

DoinaRussu
DoinaRussu 6 years ago

superb!

luiselye
luiselye 7 years ago

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 :)

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 7 years ago

Hence the question mark! :) Glad someone could find more about the bird. Still a fabulous photo!

animaisfotos
animaisfotos 7 years ago

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 :-)

luiselye
luiselye 7 years ago

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) :)

animaisfotos
animaisfotos 7 years ago

Thank you Cynthia.

peter
peter 7 years ago

Such a majestic bird. Fantastic spotting once again!

Kate & Chris
Kate & Chris 7 years ago

Wow, nice sighting and great photo!

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 7 years ago

beautiful!

Lisboa, Portugal

Lat: 38.85, Long: -8.96

Spotted on Jun 3, 2010
Submitted on Feb 20, 2011

Spotted for mission

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