Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kite are small to medium raptors endemic to Australia. It is small falcon like kite and is named after the black marking that runs through the shoulders to the wings. They are diurnal. They are best known for their habit of hovering over the grasslands. Generally they prefer to live in one place but may migrate short distances sometimes.

Gujarati Name


Scientific Name

Elanus caeruleus

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat


IUCN Status

Least Concern

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