Length: 10-15 in Wingspan: 35-40 in Weight: 0.5-1 lbs
Gray back and black shoulder patch. White tail, front, and head, with black around eyes. Often hovers in flight.
Range map by Neotropical Birds
The fabulous eye shadow worn by a White-tailed Kite is more than just a fashion statement – dark markings near the eyes of this and other raptors reduce glare, a usefgul adaptation for sight-based hunters.
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