The Black-shouldered Kite is a beutifuly designed bird  of prey. Although quite small as far as birds of prey goes its a very good hunter. The adult has a dark shoulder patch. It also has dark red eyes. Young birds have a reddish brown wash on the head, breast and back and also brownish- orange eyes. Black-shouldered Kites are fairly common throughout the Ceduna areas . Sometimes you will see them hunting the  the local paddocks or along the coastal dune areas of Ceduna . I have seen them  hovering in a stationary position waiting to spot any movement below. They feed on small rodents, reptiles and insects. They have a direct flight with quick shallow wing beats interspersed with glides on upswept wings. They hunt through the day, often hovering with wings held upright in a V- shape, before dropping down and grabbing their prey
               Black Shouldered Kite
Black Shouldered Kite Black Shouldered Kite
The Black-shouldered Kite is a beutifuly designed bird  of prey. Although quite small as far as birds of prey goes its a very good hunter. The adult has a dark shoulder patch. It also has dark red eyes. Young birds have a reddish brown wash on the head, breast and back and also brownish-orange eyes. Black-shouldered Kites are fairly common throughout the Ceduna areas . Sometimes you will see them hunting the  the local paddocks or along the coastal dune areas of Ceduna . I have seen them  hovering in a stationary position waiting to spot any movement below. They feed on small rodents, reptiles and insects. They have a direct flight with quick shallow wing beats interspersed with glides on upswept wings. They hunt through the day, often hovering with wings held upright in a V-shape, before dropping down and grabbing their prey
               Black Shouldered Kite
Black Shouldered Kite Black Shouldered Kite
The Black-shouldered Kite is a beutifuly designed bird  of prey. Although quite small as far as birds of prey goes its a very good hunter. The adult has a dark shoulder patch. It also has dark red eyes. Young birds have a reddish brown wash on the head, breast and back and also brownish-orange eyes. Black-shouldered Kites are fairly common throughout the Ceduna areas . Sometimes you will see them hunting the  the local paddocks or along the coastal dune areas of Ceduna . I have seen them  hovering in a stationary position waiting to spot any movement below. They feed on small rodents, reptiles and insects. They have a direct flight with quick shallow wing beats interspersed with glides on upswept wings. They hunt through the day, often hovering with wings held upright in a V- shape, before dropping down and grabbing their prey
               Black Shouldered Kite
Black Shouldered Kite Black Shouldered Kite