Black-winged Kite - Elanus caeruleus

Pictures - John Foss

The Black-winged or Black-shouldered Kite, hovering over open grassland or perched on poles or other manmade structures, is still a relatively common site in the Algarve, or in the rolling countryside around Mertola which is just over the border in Alentejo. The stunning photographs below were taken near Cabanas.

Black-winged Kite


Black-shouldered Kite


Black-winged Kite at rest

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