White Tailed Kite II

flyfish70

Joined July 2008

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These small bodied raptors are unique in their hover-hunting style. Rarely seen perch- hunting, like other raptors, these birds hover 5-25 meters off the ground, both early and late in the day. Facing into the wind, they scan back and forth for prey items; while also scanning side to side for predators and competitors. These hovers last between one second to less than one minute. Longer hovers have been recorded during windy conditions. The hover sessions end in either a dive to the ground with wings in a vertical position and feet extended out for prey or to another hover location. Sometimes, these hovers will also end in an interaction with another bird or the kite flying to a perch to end the hunting session.

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Canon 40D
Canon 70-300
f/5.6
1/1250 sec
ISO – 100

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