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Black-winged Kite

Elanus caeruleus

ML206266311

IBC1016224

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Rajubhai Patel
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Thol Bird Sanctuary
Mahesana, Gujarat, India
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Latitude and Longitude 23.1331, 72.403 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
Specimen ID

Media notes

Black-shouldered Kites are around 35 to 38 cm in length (13.8 to 15 in) and have a wingspan of between 80 and 95 cm (31.5 to.....37.4 in) and an average weight of 291 grams (10.26 oz). Adults are a very pale grey with a white head and white underparts. The leading edge of the inner wing is black. When perched, this gives them their prominent black "shoulders". They have red eyes, with a black 'comma' that extends behind the eyes. They have a squared tail and a streamlined aerodynamic body. The bill is short with a sharp, hooked tip to the upper mandible. Their nostrils and the cere (skin at the base of the bill) are bright yellow and the bill is black. The legs and feet are also yellow, and the feet have three toes facing forwards and one toe facing backwardsThis my wonderful visit. Elevation: 46 m. Date added to IBC: June 21, 2016.

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Technical Information

Model
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
f-stop
f/5.8
Focal length
150.5 mm
Shutter speed
1/640 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,857KB
Dimensions
4320 x 3240

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