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White-tailed Kite Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: I haven't seen many kites of any species, probably because all species are just extreme rarities in South Dakota, and I just haven't birded a huge amount in much of the southern U.S.  In November of 2015 however I came across a beautiful pair of White-tailed Kites, soaring and foraging over the grasslands of Las Cinegas Natural Conservation Area near Tucson, Arizona.   One of the pair was fairly curious and passed over me a few times, giving me a rare chance at photos of a kite species.

White-tailed Kite - Elanus leucurus

White-tailed Kite - Elanus leucurus

White-tailed Kite - Elanus leucurus

White-tailed Kite - Elanus leucurus

White-tailed Kite 1

November 11th, 2015

Las Cinegas Natural Conservation Area, AZ

White-tailed Kite 2

November 11th, 2015

Las Cinegas Natural Conservation Area, AZ

White-tailed Kite 3

November 11th, 2015

Las Cinegas Natural Conservation Area, AZ

White-tailed Kite - Elanus leucurus

White-tailed Kite - Elanus leucurus

White-tailed Kite - Elanus leucurus

White-tailed Kite 4

November 11th, 2015

Las Cinegas Natural Conservation Area, AZ

White-tailed Kite 5

November 11th, 2015

Las Cinegas Natural Conservation Area, AZ

White-tailed Kite 6

November 11th, 2015

Las Cinegas Natural Conservation Area, AZ

White-tailed Kite - Elanus leucurus

White-tailed Kite - Elanus leucurus

White-tailed Kite 7

November 11th, 2015

Las Cinegas Natural Conservation Area, AZ

White-tailed Kite 8

November 11th, 2015

Las Cinegas Natural Conservation Area, AZ

Click here for the species description page for the White-tailed Kite.


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