The black-winged kite (Elanus caeruleus) is a small diurnal bird of prey in the family Accipitridae best known for its habit of hovering over open grasslands in the manner of the much smaller kestrels. This Eurasian and African species was sometimes combined with the Australian black-shouldered kite (Elanus axillaris) and the white-tailed kite (Elanus leucurus) of North and South America which together form a superspecies. This kite is distinctive, with long-wings, white, grey and black plumage and owl like forward-facing eyes with red irises. Although mainly seen on the plains, they are sometimes seen on grassy slopes of hills in the higher elevation regions of Asia. They are not migratory, but make short-distance movements in response to weather.
Black-shouldered Kite
Date Location Count
2019-08-18 06:31Barrinha de Esmoriz1
2019-08-16 18:30Ria de Aveiro--Salreu (rede de percursos pedestres)3
2019-08-15 18:50Ria de Aveiro--Salreu (percurso do Rio Jardim)1
2019-08-19 10:11Pateira da Taboeira2
2019-08-13 07:55Pateira de Frossos2
2019-08-08 13:00Lagoa Salgueira1
2019-08-10 06:40Campos do Lis--Carreira/Galeota1
2019-08-10 13:42PN Sintra-Cascais--Casal de Pianos1
2019-08-16 19:16Granja do Marquês2
2019-08-17 06:33PN Serras de Aire e Candeeiros--Lagoa Grande do Arrimal2
2019-08-07 09:00Sapal da Moita2
2019-08-15 19:30RN Estuário do Tejo--EVOA--Sapal (acesso condicionado)5
2019-08-10 08:23Lezíria Grande de Vila Franca de Xira--Cardal (acesso condicionado)1
2019-08-10 18:30RN Estuário do Tejo--estrada de acesso ao EVOA (acesso condicionado)1
2019-08-17 07:15Lezíria Grande de Vila Franca de Xira--Poça do Cardal1
2019-08-17 19:31Campos agrícolas do Marmeleiro1
2019-08-18 17:41Lezíria Grande de Vila Franca de Xira--área geral (acesso condicionado)9
2019-08-18 17:00Ribeira das Enguias1
2019-08-10 13:28RN Estuário do Tejo--Monte de Pancas1
2019-08-14 18:30Lagoa da Salgueirinha1
2019-08-14 17:45Riachos - Zona Industrial Oeste1
2019-08-15 18:16RN Paul do Boquilobo--área geral1
2019-08-06 15:58Barracão do Duque2
2019-08-06 17:01Lagoas da Azinhaga1
2019-08-07 06:30Foz da ribeira do Vale Vaqueiro2
2019-08-08 08:39Albufeira de Santa Águeda1
2019-08-18 07:44Foros do Pinheiro1
2019-08-11 18:55ZPE Castro Verde--Horta da Nora1
2019-08-17 08:30Cabeção1
2019-08-12 06:30Entradas5
2019-08-07 10:20Vale Gonçalinho1
2019-08-17 07:51Marinha do Grelha1
2019-08-10 07:23PN Tejo Internacional--Rosmaninhal1
2019-08-16 10:32Hoces Ebro Rudrón PNat--Orbaneja del Castillo-Páramo1
2019-08-16 18:51Altura2
2019-08-07 09:42Herdade da Alfarófia1
2019-08-14 07:51Llanos de La Albuera--La Portuguesa2
2019-08-10 20:30El Carrascalejo--Pueblo1
2019-08-11 07:00Doñana PN--Area Norte2
2019-08-17 20:09Cornalvo--Carretera de Trujillanos1
2019-08-16 10:45Medina-Sidonia--Pueblo1
2019-08-09 08:39El Viso--Río Guadarramilla1
2019-08-16 07:57Sainte-Camelle (village)2
2019-08-17 09:00Timorim מט"ש תימורים1
2019-08-12 17:00Kfar Menachem Sewage==ביוב כפר מנחם2
2019-08-08 05:58Nahal Ekron, Mazkeret Batya נחל עקרון, מזכרת בתיה1
2019-08-06 08:30Einot Gibton NR שמורת עינות גיבתון2
2019-08-17 06:35Hulda Reservoir מאגר חולדה1
2019-08-16 06:20Ein Hamifratz Fishponds בריכות עין המפרץ3
2019-08-10 07:00Hazore'a fishponds בריכות הזורע1
2019-08-07 07:47Agamon Hahula, Botanical Gardens==אגמון החולה גנים בוטניים1
2019-08-19 08:00Be'et Shean Valley--general area עמק בית שאן אזור כללי1
2019-08-17 10:05Kfar Ruppin western fields כפר רופין שדות מערביים1
2019-08-08 18:00Ma'ale Gilboa Fishponds בריכות מעלה גלבוע1
2019-08-17 07:33Tel Saharon NR שמורת תל סהרון1
2019-08-08 17:04Tirat Zvi fish ponds בריכות טירת צבי1
2019-08-17 07:00Kfar Ruppin fishponds בריכות כפר רופין1
2019-08-15 06:00Agamon Hula ringing station תחנת הטיבוע אגמון החולה1
2019-08-17 06:03Scenic Route Jordan River==דרך נוף גאון הירדן3
2019-08-06 15:30Tel Dan Nature Reserve שמורת תל דן2
2019-08-08 11:00Queen Elizabeth II NP--Ishasha sector 21
2019-08-14 06:48Queen Elizabeth II NP1
2019-08-16 08:30Etosha NP--Okaukuejo Camp1
2019-08-18 13:58Serengeti NP--Northern Serengeti1
2019-08-11 08:30Maasai Mara NR (general please use more specific location if possible)1
2019-08-08 07:23Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Ngorongoro Crater1
2019-08-12 05:45Sulaibiya Pivot Fields - Southern Section (Restricted Access)1
2019-08-10 08:57Lazy J Ranch (Restricted Access - Permit Required)1
2019-08-17 08:20Taita Lowlands--Lumo Conservancy/Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary4
2019-08-15 15:33Luambe NP1
2019-08-15 12:20West Coast NP--Postberg section2
2019-08-16 14:03West Coast NP2
2019-08-15 11:05West Coast NP--Abrahamskraal hide2
2019-08-06 06:45Borakalalo NP1
2019-08-16 17:37Birkenhead Drive Wetland1
2019-08-18 07:32Polokwane GR1
2019-08-16 07:00Marrick Game Lodge1
2019-08-13 08:00Rondevlei Nature Reserve1
2019-08-18 10:25Strandfontein WTP1
2019-08-10 17:57Wamm Farms1
2019-08-09 06:30Agulhas Plains (general area)3
2019-08-08 12:00Prince Albert (general area)2
2019-08-17 06:30Golden Gate Highlands NP18
2019-08-17 10:15Hawane Reservoir1
2019-08-18 13:30Macaneta--Tidal wetland, dune forests and coast1
2019-08-11 11:56Midmar Dam Nature Reserve2
2019-08-11 13:30Nalsarovar Outskirts--Aniyali8
2019-08-12 07:00Hills surrounding Malnath Mahadev Temple1
2019-08-18 12:30Trevor's Tank4
2019-08-07 15:32Indroda Nature Park1
2019-08-18 08:30Bhuigaon Beach Vasai1
2019-08-11 07:30Panje, Uran3
2019-08-17 07:03Shokaliya1
2019-08-15 07:28Kaldari1
2019-08-07 08:45Saswad, Pune Dt1
2019-08-11 07:00Mayureshwar WLS1
2019-08-15 13:00Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary
2019-08-11 16:08City Forest,Nagar Van,Chandigarh1
2019-08-13 19:25Jawaharpur,Derabassi,near Chandigarh1
2019-08-15 06:30Kheda Jhanjhrola HR/IN
2019-08-11 10:41Najafgarh Jheel Area2
2019-08-11 18:32Ordnance Factory Estate, Jalgaon1
2019-08-10 10:05Damdama Lake1
2019-08-15 08:30Chilla Khadar Mayur vihar IN-DL4
2019-08-11 09:55Shekhpur-Manjhawli, Faridabad IN/HR1
2019-08-11 06:30Ananthagiri Hills, Vikarabad2
2019-08-12 16:00Manjeera Wildlife Sanctuary2
2019-08-15 08:08Kalale, Nanjangud1
2019-08-10 08:15Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve1
2019-08-19 06:35ICRISAT Campus3
2019-08-16 07:00Ameenpur Lake, Hyderabad1
2019-08-17 14:30Himayat sagar IN (17.333, 78.369)2
2019-08-17 16:00Himayat Sagar Lake1
2019-08-17 17:30Ibrahim Cheruvu1
2019-08-08 06:25Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore1
2019-08-12 06:00Shamirpet Lake, Hyderabad10
2019-08-12 07:22Ponnuthu1
2019-08-09 07:45Hessaraghatta Lake1
2019-08-06 08:17Nagadasanahalli Lake1
2019-08-16 07:46GKVK Campus, Bangalore1
2019-08-10 07:35Yelahanka Kere, Bangalore1
2019-08-17 16:20Bannerghatta National Park1
2019-08-17 08:27Hoskote Lake1
2019-08-15 06:00Gandikota1
2019-08-15 17:05Rishi Valley--School Campus1
2019-08-10 11:30Avathanapatti Lake, Krishnagiri2
2019-08-18 08:13Ramco Institute of Technology1
2019-08-07 10:26Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, Mangalam campus1
2019-08-13 12:04Bangoli Water Dam2
2019-08-18 06:33Madurapakkam Reserve Forest (மதுரபாக்கம் காப்பு காடு)1
2019-08-10 07:00Sholinganallur/Perumbakkam Marshlands
2019-08-09 06:00Wilpattu National Park (General)1
2019-08-15 09:00Chilika-Mangalajodi1
2019-08-17 06:09Rajshahi University1
2019-08-15 07:00Rajarhat Wetlands I1
2019-08-15 07:30Taksin Maharat NP--headquarters vicinity1
2019-08-06 16:45Khlong Da Baek Reservoir1
2019-08-19 16:15Pong Daeng--northern fields1
2019-08-11 16:07Nong Naree Science Park1
2019-08-17 06:40Lat Krabang paddies2
2019-08-10 09:00Chulalongkorn University Learning Center [Cham Phak Phaeo]1
2019-08-18 15:56Khlong Tamru salt pans1
2019-08-19 08:00Bandar Internasional Kualanamu (Medan)1
2019-08-18 07:30Huai Talat Reservoir Non-hunting Area (general area)1
2019-08-10 07:06Phnom Krom--rice fields2
2019-08-12 08:37Barat Laut ricefields1
2019-08-14 09:00Batang Tiga Ricefields7
2019-08-12 09:30Neo Tiew Harvest Lane1
2019-08-15 10:00Kranji Marsh1
2019-08-11 14:00Hong Kong Wetland Park1
2019-08-18 12:04金門--慈湖雙鯉自然中心(Kinmen--Lake Ci Shuangli Wetlands Nature Center)1
2019-08-19 13:06金門--慈湖魚塭賞鳥區(Kinmen--Lake Ci Fishponds Birding Area)1
2019-08-19 12:30金門--沙崗農場(Kinmen--Shagang Ranch)1
2019-08-11 15:00金門--小西門農地(Kinmen--Xiaoximen Farmland)1
2019-08-15 14:33金門--金沙后水頭(Kinmen--Jinsha Houshuitou)1
2019-08-09 07:07台南北門IBA--三寮灣(Beimen IBA--Shanliaowan)1
2019-08-09 08:58台南北門IBA--溪底寮(Beimen IBA--Xidiliao)1
2019-08-08 06:25台南--歸仁台糖沙崙農場南部牧草區(Tainan--Guiren TSC Shalun Farm Southern Pasture))2
2019-08-12 06:33台中--高美濕地IBA (Taichung--Gaomei Wetland IBA)2
2019-08-18 16:37雲林--虎尾惠來里(Yunlin--Huwei Huilai Village)2
2019-08-14 14:50屏東--屏東科技大學牧場(Pingtung--NPUST Ranch)1
2019-08-11 05:36屏東--屏東科技大學(Pingtung--Pingtung University of Science and Technology)1
2019-08-18 07:27新竹濱海IBA--天府路(Hsinchu Coast IBA--Tianfu Road)1
2019-08-11 07:42台北挖仔尾自然保留區IBA--全區(Taipei Waziwei Nature Reserve IBA)1
2019-08-13 16:50宜蘭--頂寮生態公園(Yilan--Dingliao Ecological Park)2
2019-08-15 05:15Rondon Ridge1