white-tailed kite

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Related to white-tailed kite: Elanus leucurus
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Noun1.white-tailed kite - grey-and-white American kite of warm and tropical regionswhite-tailed kite - grey-and-white American kite of warm and tropical regions
kite - any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals
Elanus, genus Elanus - a genus of small kites of both Old and New Worlds
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* A white-tailed kite visited Porter County, Indiana, during the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival in May.
The white-tailed kite, gray hawk, and Harris' hawk may colonize the park.
Paris was part of the Fern Ridge team that saw everything from flocks of Canada geese to belted kingfishers to the rare sighting of a white-tailed kite.
The gull-like white-tailed kite, which nests from Washington state to Southern California and along the Gulf Coast from Texas to central Florida, prefers rodents.
In Wales it is often referred to as Bod Tinwen (white-tailed kite), or Bod Glas (blue kite).
Their Arizona highlights included a bald eagle, a grey hawk, a white-tailed kite, a burrowing owl, a communal roost of barn owls and a "stunning" vermilion flycatcher, seen at Benson Sewage Ponds.
In Berkeley, for instance, we not only have Cooper's hawks, but also barn owls, white-tailed kites, and other raptors.
Cascades Raptor Center has received the 2012 Behavior of the Year Award from the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators for the work of Kit Lacy, education director, and Carrie Sigloh, currently operations coordinator, for training two white-tailed kites to hover on command.
White-tailed kites, com-mon in California, Texas and Mexico after a comeback from near extinction in the 1930s and 1940s, turn up on local birders' lists regularly.
The south end of Fern Ridge Lake is a good place to see white-tailed kites (above) and red-shouldered hawks, both of which appear to be expanding their range into this area from the south.