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Black-Shouldered Kite by Ck Leong

We just have to admit that it is so much easier to see the Black-Shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus now than say 20 years ago. Unfortunately this expansion of both range and number could be due to increased cultivation and turning of forest into scrub and grassland. Whatever it might be, it is always a joy to see this bird hovering and gliding in its search for prey. A friend once told me that these kites have evolved from a previous generation of owls. Comments?

Black-Shouldered Kite by Ck LeongBlack-Shouldered Kite by Ck LeongBlack-Shouldered Kite by Ck Leong