Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Elanus
Family: Accipitridae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
caeruleus
NOTES

A medium sized raptor to 30 cm which occurs singly or in small groups and is often seen perching on roadside poles. It eats mice and lizards and insects and can hover for short periods. Nests are built by both sexes high up in trees.


AUTHORITY
(Desfontaines, 1789)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
 
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The back is grey with a black shoulder patch. The neck and chest are white and the legs are yellow. Juveniles appear speckled.
Colour: Grey
Notes: Has a white ring round its neck
Colour: White
Common Name
Black winged kite
Blouvalk
Black shouldered kite
Habitat
NOTES: Perches on fences and poles especially in the Woodlands area
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Falco caeruleus



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