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Elanus, genus Elanus(noun)
a genus of small kites of both Old and New Worlds
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Black-winged Kites is a genus of bird of prey in the elanid kite subfamily. It consists of four species.
⁕Black-winged Kite, Elanus caeruleus
⁕Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus axillaris
⁕White-tailed Kite, Elanus leucurus
⁕Letter-winged Kite, Elanus scriptus
The first three species above were considered conspecific as subspecies of the Black-shouldered Kite.
These are white and grey raptors of open country, with black shoulder markings and a short square tail. They hunt by slowly quartering the habitat for rodents and other small mammals, birds and insects, sometimes hovering like a kestrel.
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