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White-tailed kite

Elanus leucurus


It was great to see this kite. It was the first time I've been able to get a picture of this species. A smallish raptor with elongated wings and tail. The plumage is gull-like with grey upper parts with black shoulders and wingtips. The head, tail, and underparts are white. It also has noticeable red eyes.


Spotted in a treetop at the Arcata Marsh Bird Sanctuary.

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Brian38 a year ago

Thanks for commenting armadeus.4. That was one big yawn.

armadeus.4 a year ago

Make me laugh that second pic! Great series. Thank you for sharing Brian 😃

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Arcata, California, United States

Spotted on Nov 20, 2021
Submitted on Nov 28, 2021

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