Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Kite

The white-tailed kite is a raptor that is found in North, Central, and South America. It was once grouped in with the black-winged kite that is found in Europe and Africa and called the black-shouldered kite. However it was determined that there was enough difference between the white-tailed kite and the black-winged kite and so they were split into two different species.
In North America the white-tailed kite is found in parts of Oregon, California, South Texas and South Florida, these photos where taken in south Texas. Although from time to time the populations in some of these regions fluctuate it is unknown whether or not these birds migrate or not. They are usually seen near open fields where they hunt primarily rodents.



15 comments:

photowannabe said...

I often see Kites in the open fields here in the greater Sacramento Valley. they are so pretty to watch as they soar scoping out their prey.

Leslie: said...

Gorgeous! And what a wing spread!

Leslie
abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

I've heard of them, but I don't see them up here in NYS.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Jaime Clark said...

A magnificent bird, well-captured by your camera. I like the white shape against the blue sky.

Gary said...

Beautiful shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Paula Scott said...

Reminds me of the raptor (I think a peregrine falcon) that was being chased by a mockingbird this morning as I drove down the street.
Kites are beautiful too-don't think there is such a thing as an ugly bird, is there?

Andrew said...

A stunning bird to see...

mick said...

Great photos - especially the first with the bird looking right at the camera.

HansHB said...

Lovely shots and perfect for WBW!

fjÀllripan said...

Thats really a interseting bird! Never seen it before, great photos!

Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous bird!

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous shots of the Kite! Nice work!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Beautiful images of an equally beautiful bird!!!

Modesto Viegas said...

Great capture!

brother3rsgold said...

Reminds me from the raptor (I do believe any peregrine falcon) which was staying chased by way of a mockingbird this morning because i driven across the street.

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