PLEASE VIEW LARGE – Yellow Billed Kite – Milvus parasitus I photographed this raptor in Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa. There were many of these raptors feeding on flying insects, there were also swallows and crows joining in the feast.“
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Thank you Larry!!
If I get on a bus, could I please come visit and see this magnificent birdie?Gorgeous bird and superb image, got to add a favourite or 10jx
We can arrange a challenge for your fare? :-)Thank you Jesika!!
A beautiful image.
Thank you John!!
Another brilliant capture!
Thank you Mags!!
Cracking shot Macky, wonderful clarity!
Thank you Martin!!
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It’s an excellent picture – well stopped and full of detail. However I ‘m certain it’s not a majestic jackal buzzard – it’s too drab. The diet is a clue but the “V” tail is the givaway. I believe it’s the much more common and universal Black Kite – Milvus Migrans. It’s still a super shot though!
Thank you Colin, Yellow Billed Kite – Milvus parasitus, to be exact!!
Great stuff Macky! I knew it had to be a kite because of the tail and the Black Kite is so variable in its plumage I thought that was the most likely identity. But …. as soon as you said Yellow Billed Kite I had to agree. That’s one that had managed to escape from my ancient memory!
Thanks again Colin, my previous capture of a Jackal Buzzard, don’t know how I mixed them up. :-)
Another great shot of the beautiful and powerful Yellow Billed kite. Yellow beak, yellow feet and beady eye captured so clearly!
Thanks very much Daphne!!
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