The Black-winged Kite (previously named as the Black-shouldered Kite) (Blouvalk, Afrikaans name) is such a beautiful bird. A common raptor right across southern Africa. They hunt mostly for rodents and can be seen hovering in the sky above the prey before swooping down for the catch.

This is a mating sequence of photos taken at Rietvlei Nature Reserve in the Western Cape. I have named it the Kama Sutra for birds :)

Position 1
KS1

Position 2
KS2

Position 3
KS3

Position 4
KS3a

Position 5
KS4

Position 6
KS5

Very tiring work
KS5 yawn

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