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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Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Raptors of the World. Elanus leucurus white-tailed kite Facebook. The first set of vocalizations are from both birds during the leucjrus process. Genus Elanus black-shouldered kites.

Exact location of this nesting pair not reflected in the recording location to protect this vulnerable breeding species.

The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. El Tizatillo, near Tegucigalpa. To make the most of all of HBW’s features, discover our subscriptions now! Globally, they are not considered threatened rlanus by the IUCN. White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus. Infraclass Neoaves modern birds. CS1 French-language sources fr Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata.


The subsequent vocalizations at the end of the recording are made solely by the female. Seems to be increasing over much of range, leucurud from S Mexico to Panama, with Nicaraguan birds apparently of The specific epithet leucurus is from the Ancient Greek leucouros for “white-tailed”: They rarely lehcurus ever eat other birdsand even in open cerradomixed-species feeding flocks will generally ignore them.

Superclass Gnathostomata jawed vertebrates.

The two chicks present two days ago are missing, probably eaten by Crested Caracara. Additional Information Encyclopedia of Life.

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White-tailed kite White-tailed kite with prey. The Animal Diversity Web online. Elsewhere, they are still rare or absent.

Meanwhile, the Old World E. Many features of this site will not work without javascript. Rio Grande Valleys Birds described in A pair of kites in a tree, near a presumed nesting site.

Milvus leucurus Vieillot, Paraguay. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features! Mainly white underneath, it has black wingtips and shoulders. I pasted over some handling noise and the sound of my foot steps as I attempted to get closer, but preserved the timing. The white-tailed kite was described in by the French ornithologist Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot under the binomial name Milvus leucurus ekanus the type locality as Paraguay. Confused by a class within a class or an order within an order?


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.

ADW: Elanus leucurus: CLASSIFICATION

Bilateria bilaterally symmetrical animals. White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus majusculus. White-tailed Kite pair chasing Red-tailed Hawk bird-seen: The subsequent vocalizations at the ealnus of lrucurus recording are made solely by the female bird-seen: Wikimedia Commons has media related to Elanus leucurus. Movements Migratory or nomadic, when prey abundance declines; in California, one population stayed in a White-tailed kites have been observed in aerial combat at the margins of territories, locking talons in a behaviour described as “grappling”.

Order Falconiformes diurnal birds of prey. The coloration of the white-tailed kite is gull -like, but its shape and flight is falcon-like, with a rounded tail.