Black-winged kite taking off

Black-winged Kite - Liitohaukka

The black-winged kite (Elanus caeruleus, liitohaukka in Finnish) is a species primarily of open land and semi-deserts in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical Asia, but it has a foothold in Spain and Portugal also. I photographed this beautiful red-eyed bird of pray in Kgalagadi, South Africa.

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I will post every week “Thursday Twitters”, pictures of birds mainly from
Finland and Southern Africa, occasionally also taken elsewhere.
The source of the text is most likely Wikipedia or similar online article.

About Olli Laasanen

Eyes and ears open. New and old. Jobs and hobbies. Pictures and music. Entertaining and serious. Change and stability. Nature and urban.
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4 Responses to Black-winged kite taking off

  1. Rigby says:

    Spectacular! One of the finest bird in flight photos I’ve seen

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