Pleasanton, CA
19Jun2011
White-tailed Kite
Elanus leucurus
(L 15" WS 39" Wt 12 oz)
Only found on the west coast
in the U.S...also found in Mex-
ico and So. America.
Kites, the most graceful birds of prey in
North America, hardly seem to be hawks at
all; their elegant shape and buoyant flight
suggest some kind of seabird.
(Kenn Kaufman)