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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 close to Cabanas.

Black-winged Kite

 

Black-shouldered Kite

 

Black-winged Kite

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