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Gray-headed Kite Leptodon cavanensis
2012-04-02 20:12:48

The Gray-headed Kite, (Leptodon cayanensis), is a species of bird of prey found in open woodland and swamp forests. It breeds from eastern Mexico and Trinidad south to Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, and northern Argentina. It is one of two species within its genus; the other being the extremely rare White-collared Kite. The adult is 18 to 20.8 inches in length and weighs 14.5 to 21.35 ounces. It has...

Double-toothed Kite Harpagus bidentatus
2012-04-02 18:06:17

The Double-toothed Kite, (Harpagus bidentatus), is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family, which includes eagles, hawks and Old World vultures. It is found in Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. It is fairly common in the mid...

Lesser Kestrel
2008-05-02 01:21:50

The Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni), is a small falcon. This species breeds from the Mediterranean across southern central Asia to China and Bangladesh. It is a summer migrant, wintering in Africa and Pakistan. It is rare north of its breeding range, and declining in its European range. The scientific name of this bird commemorates the German naturalist Johann Andreas Naumann. It is a small...

Black Kite
2006-02-28 19:17:11

The Black Kite (Milvus migrans) is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It is widespread throughout the temperate and tropical parts of the Old World (including Europe, Asia, Japan, and all of Africa except the Congo Basin and the Sahara Desert), and Australasia. The only part of this region that it is not found in is the island region between the South East Asian mainland...

Red Kite
2006-02-28 18:14:02

The Red Kite (Milvus milvus) is a medium to large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It is a European species found in the milder parts of its range, but birds from northern and central Europe winter further south and west. During the Middle Ages, this bird was more widespread than it is now. Their scavenging habits made them the refuse collectors of the day. Their numbers have now...

Brahminy Kite
2006-02-28 18:06:24

The Brahminy Kite (Haliastur Indus) is a medium-sized, attractive bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. This kite can be found in India and southeast Asia, even as far as tropical north Australia, where it is widespread. Its flight is typical, with wings angled, but its tail is rounded unlike the Milvus species, Red Kite and Black Kite, which have forked tails. The Brahminy Kite has...

Whistling Kite
2006-02-28 18:01:53

The Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) is found throughout Australia and is a member of the family Accipitridae, along with other birds of prey. It has a distinctive M-shaped pattern of pale feathers when viewed from underneath during flight.

Swallow-tailed Kite
2006-02-27 17:52:19

The Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanus forficatus) is an elanid kite found in southern North America to northern South America. It was formerly named Falco forficatus. Physical description The species is around 55 to 65 cm in length, with a wingspan of approximately 1.3 m. Individuals of both sexes appear similar. The body is contrasting black and white. The flight feathers, tail, feet, bill are...

White-tailed Kite
2006-02-27 17:27:43

The White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus) is an elanid kite found in western North America as well as parts of South America. It was formerly known as the Black-shouldered Kite. The earliest name for this bird was the White-tailed Kite, and it was given the systematic name Elanus leucurus. However, there was debate that it was a subspecies of a European and African species (Elanus caeruleus)...

Black-shouldered Kite
2006-02-27 16:04:26

The Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) is a small raptor found in open habitat throughout Australia. Like all the elanid kites, it is a expert predator of rodents, its favorite prey. The name "Black-shouldered Kite" was formerly used for a European and African species (Elanus caeruleus). The Australian bird (and also a North American species, the White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus) were...

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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.