Baking: White-Tailed Kite

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Elanus leucurus

Length: 10-15 in Wingspan: 35-40 in Weight: 0.5-1 lbs

Identification:

Gray back and black shoulder patch. White tail, front, and head, with black around eyes. Often hovers in flight.

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Distribution:

39415871

Range map by Neotropical Birds

Cool Facts:

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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References:

All About Birds

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