Black-Shouldered Kite


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JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
THREAT CATEGORY
CNEA CAEA LRAE LRVA
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WHERE TO SEE IT
HUELVA SEVILLA CÓRDOBA JAÉN
H-1 SE-1 CO-1 J-1
H-2 SE-2 CO-2 J-2
H-3 SE-3 CO-3 J-3
H-4 SE-4 CO-4 J-4
H-5 SE-5 CO-5 J-5
H-6 SE-6 CO-6 J-6
H-7 SE-7 CO-7 J-7
H-8 SE-8 CO-8 J-8
H-9 SE-9 CO-9 J-9
H-10 SE-10 CO-10 J-10
H-11 SE-11 CO-11 J-11
H-12 SE-12 CO-12 J-12
H-13 SE-13 CO-13 J-13
H-14 SE-14 CO-14 J-14
H-15 SE-15 CO-15 J-15
H-16
H-17
STATUS
Sedentary, with some vagrant birds. 

ABUNDANCE
Very scarce. Reckoned to be c. 8-10 pairs.

HABITAT
Pastureland, cropland and other open areas.

SEASONAL BEHAVIOUR
Seen all year, though moves about a lot. 

DISTRIBUTION
Patchy distribution throughout Sierra Morena, with scattered birds in open country. In Huelva breeds in Chanza valley; in Seville, around José Torán Reservoir; in Córdoba, restricted to Guadalquivir valley and in Jaén – where it is slightly more frequent – seen in southern areas of campiña and foothills between Marmolejo and Santa Elena. Occasionally spotted in other areas.

COMMENTS
This species is spreading and has recently colonised certain parts of Sierra Morena, a process that is likely to continue in coming years.