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Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kites are easily spotted by their distinctive hovering technique.

Birds of Prey Bushland

Noongar Names: Unknown

Scientific Name: Elanus axillaris

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Habitat loss and potentially rodenticides

Will they visit?: Whistling Kites have adapted well to urban areas and will fly over home gardens

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Large trees for nesting and raising their young

Diet: Mammals, birds, insects and other small animals

Water: Bird baths and frog ponds

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Birds of prey help to control pest species within the ecosystem. Visit BirdLife Australia to learn more about our native birds of prey. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood or around the home you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.

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