White-tailed Kite · Elanus leucurus · (Vieillot, ). Order: ACCIPITRIFORMES 31 foreground recordings and 6 background recordings of Elanus leucurus. figure, drawing, illustration of White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) E. l. leucurus ( Vieillot, ) – Panama and W & E Colombia E to the Guianas and N Brazil. A largely pale raptor easily identified by its entirely white tail and black shoulder patches. Note the white head and red eyes (visible at close range). Sexes are.

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The Animal Diversity Web online. White-tailed kites feed principally elahus rodentsand they are readily seen patrolling or hovering over lowland scrub or grassland.

A couple perched at aproximadely 30 meters at the top of a tree. For some recent decades, it was lumped with the black-winged kite of Europe and Africa as Elanus caeruleus and was collectively called black-shouldered kite.

Both the wings, at 29— Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Retrieved from ” https: Apparently them were building a nest, because one of them had a little branch of a tree in the beak. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


The specific epithet leucurus is from the Ancient Greek leucouros for “white-tailed”: Hotel Moruco, Santo Domingo, Merida. Bibliography Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Elanus leucurus white-tailed kite Facebook. Raptors of the World.

The page is incorrectly numbered as Habitat Open or cleared agricultural or range lands, natural shrublands and grasslands, lightly wooded The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. Subfamily Accipitrinae hawks, eagles, buzzards, vultures, and relatives. Elsewhere, they are still rare or absent. To cite this page: Minatitlan, refineria de SAnta Alejandrina, Veracruz.

Elanus leucurus Vieillot International Union for Conservation of Nature. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. External sites may use a different taxonomy than Xeno-canto. Superclass Gnathostomata jawed vertebrates. White-tailed kites have been observed in aerial combat at the margins of territories, locking talons in a behaviour described as “grappling”.

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White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus. White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus majusculus. Total recording duration The tarsus measures around 3. El Tizatillo, near Tegucigalpa. The first set of vocalizations are from both birds during the mating process.


Retrieved 26 November Subclass Neognathae neognath birds.

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Vocalizing bird grayer-breasted than its probable mate raised its tail high in time with each chirp note. Hummingbird antics and some rare visitors”. Above pale bluish grey with black shoulder, below white. Many features of this site will not work without javascript. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Differs from allopatric E. Please see our brief essay. Additional Information Encyclopedia of Life. To make the most of all of HBW’s features, discover our subscriptions now!

Subspecies and Distribution E. Subspecies Elanus leucurus leucurus.

Milvus leucurus Vieillot, Paraguay. Bird not seen whilst recording but a bird was later seen in display flight, however Ospreys were also present with a very similar call. Their distribution is patchy, however.