Upper body pale grey with black patches on the shoulders, underparts and head white. Young birds with head and neck red-brown. Body up to 40 cm long.
Black-shouldered Kites hover singly or in pairs above open pastures and fields, hunting for small rodents, reptiles and insects.
Croplands and grasslands.
Mainly south-eastern Australia.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern