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Suzan Lins

Carlsbad, CA

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I learned this as a black-shouldered kite, but everyone I now know calls it a white-tailed kite. When was the name change and why?

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Predatory birds

Raptor Name-change?

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Michèle Sharik says:

Re your question: I found this on All About Birds:

“White-tailed Kites have a tiny range in the U.S., but they occur throughout the Americas, breeding as far south as Chile and Argentina. A closely related and very similar species, the Black-shouldered Kite, occurs across Europe, Africa, and Asia.”

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