Black-shouldered Kite

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The Black-shouldered Kite is a ashy gray bird with black patches on the shoulder, conspicuous at rest as well as in flight. Seen in singles in fringes of the forest and in grassland hovering in the mid-air to scan the ground and drops down on prey. Food : Insects, mice & lizards.


Black-shouldered Kite, Sawarde-Dervan, Near Chiplun
Black-shouldered Kite hovering, Sinhagad Fort
Black-shouldered Kite ready to take off, Tamhini

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