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 🙂

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Position 5

Very tiring work

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