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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Natural calls by one of a pair at edge of cultivation. The vegetation of the area is typical of Andean dry forest. Traditionally thought to form a species-group with E.

Elanus leucurus

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El Tizatillo, near Tegucigalpa.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Elanus leucurus. The subsequent vocalizations at the end of the recording are made solely by the female bird-seen: Total recording duration I’m not sure, though I assume, the calls on the recording are due to my presence near the presumed nesting site, though every effort was made to avoid coming too close to that particular tree.

This vocalization was probably given in response to a third Elanus flying by.

Juvenile calls, adults nearby [sono]. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Differs from allopatric E.

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White-tailed kite

Bird not seen whilst recording but a bird was later seen in display flight, however Ospreys were also present with a very similar call. CS1 French-language sources fr Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. Subfamily Accipitrinae hawks, eagles, buzzards, vultures, leuucurus relatives.

Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features! The coloration of the white-tailed kite is gull -like, but its shape and flight is falcon-like, with a rounded tail. White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus majusculus.


Bilateria bilaterally symmetrical animals. Chewing of cow in foreground. Subspecies Elanus leucurus leucurus.

The specific epithet leucurus is from the Ancient Greek leucouros for “white-tailed”: Milvus leucurus Vieillot, Paraguay. They rarely elanue ever eat other birdsand even in open cerradomixed-species feeding flocks will generally ignore them. To make the most of all of HBW’s features, discover our subscriptions now! Family Accipitridae eagles, hawks, and kites. Apparently them were building a nest, because one of them had a little branch of a tree in the beak.

leuucrus Globally, they are not considered threatened species by the IUCN. Retrieved 26 November Many features of this site will not work without javascript. Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography.

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