Sunday, February 2, 2014

Hook-billed Kites: a dark morph from Thursday


This was another Hook-billed Kite I photographed on Thursday near the Mission Nature Park.This one is an adult dark morph, the small amount of white showing on the basal area of the tail may indicate this a female (Bill Clark said that the black plumage is dull matte on females, a subtlety of plumage I don't feel comfortable assessing).    SeEtta