Kite’s courtship rituals

The Australian Black-shouldered Kite lives in open woodland areas.

Birds of Boyne and Tannum with Bob Trask

Being a medium to small sized raptor, the Australian Black-shouldered Kite has a wingspan of 80cm to 100cm.

It usually lives in open woodland areas and feeds on small creatures such as rodents and insects.

It will either hover or rest on a tree branch before swooping down to take its prey with its talons!

It is common for them to eat their food in flight or while perched on a tree branch.

During courting the male will feed the female while in the air. The female will flip upside down and take the food with her talons!