Other Names: Black-shouldered Kite
Distribution: discontinuously throughout tropical Latin America; may be found in the western United States.
Size: 33-35 cm in length with a 95-105 cm wingspan, weighing 250-380 g.
Plumage: Largely white, with a gray back, black patch on the shoulder and undersurface of the pointed wing, and a white tail. Juveniles have a back and breast streaked with warm brown. The legs are yellow, the beak is yellow with a black tip, and the eyes are red.