Black Kite

Milvus migrans.

A distinctive kite (due to it's tail) and very common in the Mackay region floating around the roads and sugar cane fields.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 7th July 2009, This photo: 12:02pm

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  • beluga 7 said:
    nice capture
  • Cass n Dan said:
    Beautifil :)
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Then why's it brown? :-)
  • James Lagden said:
    Nice to get the light on its head.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks, there were several kites circling this paddock, a couple of Whistling Kites, about 4 of these Black Kites, and two Wedge-tailed Eagles.
    Thanks :)
    'cause from a distance, they look black :P
    Yeah, difficult shooting conditions, harsh sun and deep shadows, but managed a couple of ok shots.
  • Yorri¢k said:
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Richard :) I was quite happy to see so many BoP while on holidays :)
  • fatimka said:
    David de Master of Bird Photography
  • David de Groot said:
    Oh there are many others a lot better than I out there, but thanks for the compliment :)