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first confirmed occurrence of white-tailed kite (Elanus leucurus) in Nevada

Thomas Lugaski

first confirmed occurrence of white-tailed kite (Elanus leucurus) in Nevada

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Published by [Biological Society of Nevada] in Verdi, Nev .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Nevada.
    • Subjects:
    • White-tailed kite.,
    • Birds -- Nevada.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] Thomas Lugaski, David Worley and Edgar Kleiner.
      ContributionsWorley, David P., joint author., Kleiner, Edgar, joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH1 .B38 no. 28, QL696.F32 .B38 no. 28
      The Physical Object
      Pagination[4] p.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3907607M
      LC Control Number81470494

        The word kite comes from an old English word meaning to shoot or go swiftly. The child’s flying toy made of wood and paper was named for these birds. The Lab’s main site provides attractive nesting and foraging opportunities for the white-tailed kite. The birds have been documented foraging and nesting at the Lab’s main site since


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first confirmed occurrence of white-tailed kite (Elanus leucurus) in Nevada by Thomas Lugaski Download PDF EPUB FB2

Description. The coloration of the white-tailed kite is gull-like, but its shape and flight is falcon-like, with a rounded white underneath, it has black wingtips and shoulders. A mid-sized kite, it measures 35–43 cm (14–17 in) in length, spans 88– cm (35–40 Family: Accipitridae. The White-tailed Kite of the southwest United States and Middle and South America was lumped with the Black-shouldered Kite (E.

caeruleus) of southwest Europe, Africa and south Asia in The brief marriage was dissolved in as the predominant ornithological trend.

White-tailed Kites prefer short-grass prairies with scattered trees and shrubs for nesting, but they forage primarily over fields, pastures, and marshes. Although some sources (e.g., Ehrlich et al. ) state tha White-tailed Kites feed on a variety of prey, Dunk () calls the species "a.

White-tailed Kite is observed sporadically throughout most of the state in the winter (Small Occurrence and Documentation The White-tailed Kite is a recent addition to the British Columbia checklist with the first confirmed sighting coming from the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on.

This is apparently the first confirmed. Th e White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus Vieillot ) is a widespread raptor in America, from the United States to Patagonia and southern Chile.

Infifteen baby kites were successfully raised from five different nests, with two of the three adult pairs double-clutching. It is early in the season yet forbut four young kites have been successfully fledged from the first East nest and three from the West nest.

The White-tailed Kite is one of 13 fully protected California birds. The White-tailed Kite is now on its 70th day here in Stratford CT. This is the the first Connecticut State record discovered by Dennis E.

Varza on J at Stratford Point, CT. The second New England record of a White-tailed Kite. The first record sighting was on on Martha’s Vineyard Island MA. Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria Justification of Red List category This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence.

As recently as the s, this graceful hawk was considered rare and endangered in North America, restricted to a few sites in California and Texas. In recent decades, it has increased greatly in numbers and spread into many new areas. It is often seen hovering on rapidly beating wings over open fields, looking for small rodents, its main food source.

Grasslands and savannas are great places to fly a kite and that's exactly where you will find the White-tailed Kite, flying as if it were attached to a first confirmed occurrence of white-tailed kite book string. With its body turned toward the wind and wings gently flapping, it hovers above the ground, a behavior that’s so distinctive it’s become known as kiting.

From above it tips its head down to look for small mammals moving in the. The White-tailed Kite is similar in appearance to the Mississippi Kite. This beautiful grey raptor is seen along the western coast and the southeastern tip of Texas and into Mexico.

The book called "The Complete Birds of North America", is a book recommended to be part of any birders library. This book covers all the native and vagrant. Mostly white, small hawk. Gray wings and back with black shoulders. Hovers over open areas in search of mice, snakes, and other prey. Perches atop tall vegetation in open landscapes including coastal plains and agricultural areas.

The white-tailed kite performs the food exchange courtship ritual at the beginning of their nesting season. The male brings back a fresh catch, calls out to the female that approaches and garb the catch in mid-air. This act continues with the chicks catching the food in.

Grasslands and savannas are great places to fly a kite and that's exactly where you will find the White-tailed Kite, flying as if it were attached to a kite string. With its body turned toward the wind and wings gently flapping, it hovers above the ground, a behavior that’s so distinctive it’s become known as kiting.

From above it tips its head down to look for small mammals moving in the. Elanus leucurus Statewide Status: :1 IBRC Review Species eBird Species Map March-November (Migration / Summer) December-February (Winter) All Reports (Review Species Only): July – (2) – Bonners Ferry, Boundary County (apparently in the vicinity of – no further details) – Lois Parker – AB26(5) April (seen at least once a week from Continue reading White-tailed Kite →.

The White-tailed Kite is a black and white kite found in western North America and South America. This species was almost extinct in California in the s and s, but is now common. Distribution is very patchy, and the White-tailed Kite is found in the Central Valley, southern coastal areas, the San Francisco Bay, southern Texas, the Baja.

The White-tailed kite (Elanus leucurus), is a species of bird of prey found in western North America and parts of South America. Their coloration is gull-like, but their shape and flight falcon-like, with a rounded tail. Mainly white underneath, they have black wingtips and shoulders.

A mid-sized kite, it measures 35–43 cm (14–17 in) in length, spans 88– cm (35–40 in) across the. White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) Formerly known as the “black-shouldered kite,” the white-tailed kite can be readily identified by its white plumage, red eyes, and its hovering behavior while hunting.

They can be found year-round in distinct population patches that include western California and Oregon, southern Texas, and much of coastal and central Mexico. Once faced [ ]. Elanus leucurus. Family: (Accipitridae) Hawks and Allies. Preferred Habitat: Coastal plain. Seasonal Occurrence: Common throughout the in our area.

Profile by Jess McClean: The White-tailed Kite is a medium-sized hawk which is resident in the United States along the Pacific coast from southern Washington to California and along the coasts of Florida, Louisiana and Texas. the female white-tailed kite was tryin - white tailed kite stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images Zookeeper Susan Miles holds a white tailed kite named Trebek just after he was returned to his habitat at the OC Zoo at the Irvine Regional Park in.

Occurrence of the White-tailed Kite in Northern California. In view of the fact that records of the White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus majusculus) in northern California seem to be uncommon, I thought it best to publish my own observations on this nd (Proc.

Nat. Mus., vol. 10,p. ) states that two kites were seen by him near Red Bluff early in May, White-tailed Kites often roost communally, and they are sensitive to disturbances at these roosts, sometimes abandoning them. The pair bond in White-tailed Kites is strongest from December through the breeding season to late summer, although pairs sometimes remain together all year.

Little information is available regarding their typical lifespan. NOTES Hawbecker, A. A life history study of the White-tailed Kite. Condx•r Hehnke, M. White-tailed Kites nesting in Del Norte County, California.

Notes: The White-Tailed Kite can hover in midair 80 feet above the ground without flapping its wings by facing into the wind. This behavior is called “kiting,” thus the name White-Tailed Kite. From this stationary position, the White-Tailed Kite will plunge straight down to retrieve its prey. Please click here to see the gallery of images.

ton state in The occurrence of this species in British Columbia has been expected in light of its range expansion over the past several years. LITERATURE CITED Anderson, C. M., and Batchelder, D. First confirmed nesting of the Black- shouldered Kite in Washington.

Birds Butler, R. W., and Campbell, R. The Latin species name leucurus means “white-tailed.” 2. Often described as being shaped like a falcon, colored like a gull. The White-tailed Kite appears on the logo of the Redwood Region Ornithological Society because Sonoma County was one of the few places these birds could still be found at.

The White-tailed Kite was formerly known as the Black-shouldered Kite, until the species was split, with the North American birds taking the new moniker. The White-tailed Kite is a distinctive bird, especially when hovering over open fields. The kite's upperparts are mostly gray, with bold black shoulders.

MANAGEMENT ISSUES: The White-tailed kite is a highly conspicuous bird, due to its bright plumage, foraging habits and occurrence in open areas, and is generally non-migratory.

These characteristics ideally suit this species for study, yet very little is known about its biology, outside of its foraging needs.

White-tailed Kite Elanus caeruleus. BREEDING: Savanna, riparian woodland, marsh, partially cleared or cultivated fields, grassy foothills. The ghostly fluttering of the White-tailed Kite is a common sight in open, grassy habitats from California to central Chile.

The species has been expanding its range in many areas, including major parts of Mexico and Central America, for several decades, and Audubon's climate model shows continued potential for expansion. A white-tailed kite warms itself in the early morning sun while scanning a nearby field for its next meal.

There have been a couple of recent threads in the DPR forums which have touched on the subject of the degree of cropping an image can sustain before it starts to really break down.

This is a x pixel crop from the D's native. Dragon, our white-tailed kite, is the first of its species to grace Lindsay Wildlife Experience as an animal ambassador. This particular bird came to our Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital as a nestling patient.

After a brief stay, it was released back into the wild. However, two months later, a rescuer witnessed the kite. The first morning was sunny, breezy and crisp.

The second morning was more overcast though not as chill. This is a photo of a hovering white-tailed kite from the second morning. It's pretty significantly cropped from the original RAW image. I probably could have gotten away with a slower shutter speed, a lower ISO and definitely underexposed.

Other articles where White-tailed kite is discussed: kite: The white-tailed kite (Elanus leucurus; subfamily Elaninae) occurs from Argentina to California, where it is one of the few North American raptors increasing in number.

It is gray with a white tail, head, and underparts and conspicuous black shoulder patches. It eats rodents. Similar kites of.

The White-tailed Kite is a species of raptor that lives in parts of the Americas, including the west coast of the United States, through much of Central America, the southern part of Florida, and large parts of South America. White-tailed Kites roost communally outside of the breeding season, forming flocks of or more individual birds.

Definition of white-tailed kite in the dictionary. Meaning of white-tailed kite. What does white-tailed kite mean. Information and translations of white-tailed kite in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on the web.

Diane arrived on Tuesday evening and we went to bed early for our AM wake-up on Wednesday. Our first festival field trip was to Las Estrellas Preserve, a acre Nature Conservancy property that was purchased to protect the federally endangered star cactus, a spineless succulent with yellow flowers which is known to grow only in Starr County, Texas, and a few places in Mexico.

One is for White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus), seen on the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus on 15 May by a reliable observer. His report is below: On at approximately PM I observed a falcon shaped bird soaring and with intermittent flapping as it proceeded to climb starting at approximately feet when first seen.

The white-tailed kite is a medium-sized raptor which makes its home in the meadows, grasslands, and oak savannahs ranging from from Oregon to central America. Within the Los Padres National Forest, these birds live everywhere from meadows on coastal bluffs to.

Title White-Tailed Kite Range - CWHR B [ds] Publication date Presentation formats digital map FGDC geospatial presentation format vector digital data Other citation details These are the same layers as appear in the CWHR System software. Coyote Hills, Fremont While hunting, the White-tailed Kite characteristically hovers up to 80 feet off the ground and then drops straight down onto prey items.

This ability to hold a stationary position in midair without flapping is accomplished by facing into the wind, and is so characteristic of these birds that it has come to be called kiting.

White-tailed Kites also perform ritualized Views: K.White-tailed kite As the winter day turns to dusk, White-tailed kites drop into their roosts and Short-eared owls rise to take their place on the local hunting grounds. White-tailed kites in Oregon often roost communally in winter, but they disperse in early spring and are more difficult to .The White-tailed Kite is a year-round resident of western Washington and Oregon and in California east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, as well as southern Texas and Florida (Dunk ).

This species is accidental in Montana (Montana Bird Distribution Committee ).