white body; black wings; grey back and tail (South Africa; 2007-07-06)

Black-winged Kite
Elanus ceruleus

Native Range: Africa and Oriental Region

Notes: closely related and very similar in appearance and behavior to the White-taile Kite of the Americas and the Black-shouldered Kite in Australia.

ventral view; yellow iris; yellow legs and feet (South Africa; 2007-07-06)

flying; blackish around the eye and on wing-tips (South Africa; 2007-07-06)

classic wing-swept look in flight (South Africa; 2007-07-06)

general white appearance overall (South Africa; 2007-07-06)