Black-shouldered Kites locking talons

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Black-shouldered Kites (Elanus caeruleus), like many raptors, are very playful, often indulging in dazzling aerial acrobatics.

The image above, by Lee Tiah Khee, shows a pair in the process of locking talons, after which they will invariably indulge in an aerial somersault, falling down fast before disengaging and flying off.

It is exciting to witness such aerial acrobats. See HERE for a more detailed account.

This post is a cooperative effort between NaturePixels.org and BESG to bring the study of bird behaviour through photography to a wider audience.

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