Letter-winged Kite
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Order Accipitriformes

Family Accipitridae

Genus Elanus

Scientific Name

Elanus scriptus

Thumbnail Description

During flight, it beats its wings more slowly and deeply

Size & Weight

BODY-LENGTH: 33 to 38 cm in length (13–15 in)

WEIGHT: 291 g (10.3 oz)

WINGSPAN: 85 to 95 cm (34–38 in)

Habitat

Semi-arid open, shrubby, grassy

Distribution

Central Australia

Diet

Long-haired rat

Reproduction

3 – 4 eggs

Eggs Size

44 x 32 mm

Breeding Season

July to November

Incubation Period

30 days

Nestling Period

32 days

Nest

HEIGHT ABOVE THE GROUND: 5 m (15 ft)

Fledging Period

Unknown

Gestation Period

Unknown

Weaning Period

Unknown

Sexual Maturity

Unknown

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

Unknown

Speed

Unknown

Baby Name

Unknown

Home Range

Unknown

Group Size

Unknown

Behavior

Nocturnal

Conservation Status

Near Threatened