Black-shouldered Kite

Elanus axillaris

Size: Up to 38 cms long
Habitat: Grasslands with some trees
Feeding: Small mammals and reptiles

The Black Shouldered Kite is a small bird of prey.

It has a white head and underparts with grey back and wings. Its eyes are a striking red. The beak is black with yellow cere and the legs and feet are yellow.

This photo was taken in the Amboseli National Park, Kenya.







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