Black-winged Kite
Elanus caeruleus

– small raptor, slightly larger than Common Kestrel
– non-migratory, dispersal and eratic movements


Black-winged Kite Elanus c. caeruleus, IMM
BIF1802, 27/12/2014, Bale Mountain National Park, Ethopia, Mathias Putze

Black-winged Kite Elanus c. caeruleus, IMM
BIF1803, 27/12/2014, Bale Mountain National Park, Ethopia, Mathias Putze

Black-winged Kite Elanus c. caeruleus, IMM
BIF1804, 27/12/2014, Bale Mountain National Park, Ethopia, Mathias Putze

Black-winged Kite Elanus c. caeruleus, IMM
BIF1805, 27/12/2014, Bale Mountain National Park, Ethopia, Mathias Putze

Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus vociferus, IMM
BIF1806, 30/01/2013, Bung Boraphet, Thailand, Mathias Putze

Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus vociferus, 1CY
BIF1807, 30/01/2016, Bung Boraphet, Thailand, Michael Heiss

Black-winged Kite Elanus c. caeruleus
BIF1808, 04/08/2016, Zichow, Germany, Michael Heiß

Black-winged Kite Elanus c. caeruleus
BIF1809, 04/08/2016, Zichow, Germany, Michael Heiß

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

comparison species: unmistakable

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