Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hawks, Eagles and Kites :: Black-shouldered Kite
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
Described by: Desfontaines (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Black-winged Kite, Indonesian Kite, Common Black-shouldered Kite
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeSw. Iberian Peninsula and North Africa; Africa s. of the Sahara; India and se. Asia to New Guinea;
(1) Sw. Iberia (Spain and Portugal) and nw. North Africa (n. Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia). Egypt (lower Nile Valley). Sw. Arabia in s. Arabia and Yemen. Africa s. of the Sahara in sw. Mauritania, Senegambia, s. Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Burkina-Faso, s. Niger, Nigeria, s. Chad, c. and s. Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and Kenya (Nairobi National Park). Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, s. Angola, Namibia and South Africa.
(2) Pakistan, e. Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, s. and e. China (Yunnan, Kwangsi, Chekiang and probably Hopeh), Indochina and Malay Peninsula.
(3) Greater Sunda (Sumatra, Java, Borneo and including Muna Is., Butung Is., Kalao Is., Tanahjampea Is.), Sulawesi, the Philippines, Kalao and Lesser Sundas (Lombok, Sumba, Flores, Alor, Timor).
(4)C. and e. New Guinea.
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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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