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Scientific Name : Elanus axillaris
Family : Accipitridae
Order : Accipitriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : The Black-winged Kite
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Black-winged Kite is a small, light grey raptor with a large black patch on the shoulder and pointed wings (adult bird length approximately 33 cm, weight 164 g, wing 27 cm, bill 2.3 cm, tarsus 3.6 cm, tail 12.3 cm). It looks greyish from above and whitish from below. Black-shouldered kites are adaptable birds found in open grasslands or valleys with scattered trees. They forage over various habitats, including grasslands, crops, and urban areas. They avoid dense cover and their numbers can fluctuate with changing environmental conditions.
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;photo credit: Ani Sarkisyan(www.inaturalist.org/people/ Ani Sarkisyan),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Greg McLachlan(www.xeno-canto.org/Greg McLachlan), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.