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Black-winged kite

Elanus caeruleus

Description:

This long-winged raptor is predominantly grey or white with black shoulder patches, wing tips and eye stripe. The long falcon-like wings extend beyond the tail when the bird is perched. In flight, the short and square tail is visible and it is not forked as in the typical kites of the genus Milvus. When perched, often on roadside wires, it often adjusts its wings and jerks its tail up and down as if to balance itself. The sexes are alike in plumage.

Habitat:

Spotted inside IIM Trichy campus.

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Nidhin Basheer
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Nidhin Basheer

Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Nov 24, 2016
Submitted on Nov 24, 2016

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