4 December 2012

Red Kite (Milvus milvus)
Tejo Internacional, Portugal

Red Kites and other migrant birds arrive with the cold season. Mimicry is not exactly a defense or hunting strategy for these birds, even though this specimen appears to have resorted to camouflage while resting on a small shale slab.

Nikon D300 + Nikon 500mm f2.8 VR + Nikon TC14-E II 1.4x teleconverter
iso 200, 1/1000, f5.6