The first three species above were considered conspecific as subspecies of the Black-shouldered Kite.
These are white and grey raptors of open country, with black shoulder markings and a short square tail. They hunt by slowly quartering the habitat for rodents and other small mammals, birds and insects, sometimes hovering like a kestrel.
An overlooked cost for the velvety plumage of owls: entanglement in adhesive vegetation.(SHORT COMMUNICATIONS)(Report)
Jun 01, 2009; Owls have evolved adaptations to hunt in poor light conditions, including frontally located and disproportionately large eyes or,...