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Black-shouldered Kite
 


Scientific Name : Elanus caeruleus 
Phylum : Chordata 
Class : Aves 
Order : Accipitriformes 
Family : Accipitridae 
Genus : Elanus 
Species : caeruleus 
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Reproduction : Nest loose platform of twigs .3-4pale creamy eggs with spots of deep red.Incubation period 30 days.On hatching male go for foraging.female recieves food from the male 
Fascinating Facts : They possess long wings,white ,grey and black plumage,owl-like forward facing eyes.They make short distance movements in respons to weather.They roost communally (groups of 15-35) .Usually silent ,produce high pitched squeal,during breeding season. 
Habits : Open grassland 
Food Habits : eats carrion ,insects,rodents 
Conservation Status : LRLC 
Status based on Wildlife Protection ACT 1972 : Schedule IV 
   

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