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i love these birds
true Malcolm ! :)
Manish is correct on this one, the Elanus axillaris is endemic to Australia, where it is also known as the Australian Kite. The European, African and Asian Black-shouldered Kites, also now known (less commonly at present) as Black-winged Kites, are Elanus caeruleus, of which there are 4 sub-species. Some very old books used caerulens instead of caeruleus.
nice spotting ....
Spotted on Feb 10, 2010
Submitted on Dec 7, 2011