The Elanid Kites - sometimes referred to as White-tailed Kite are small, long-winged, hovering raptor that mostly feed on rodents.
Some species occur in the Americas, two in Australia, one each in Africa and southern Asia. The Black-winged Kite is found over a vast range from Europe and Africa in the west to South-east Asia in the east.
- Black-winged Kite, Elanus caeruleus
- Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus axillaris
- White-tailed Kite, Elanus leucurus
- Letter-winged Kite, Elanus scriptus
- African Swallow-tailed Kite or Scissor-tailed Kite, Chelictinia riocourii
- Bat Hawk, Machaerhamphus alcinus
- Pearl Kite, Gampsonyx swainsonii
- Swallow-tailed Kite, Elanoides forficatus
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