AnAge entry for Elanus leucurus

Classification (HAGRID: 00221)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Accipitriformes
                Family: Accipitridae
                    Genus: Elanus
Species
Elanus leucurus
Common name
White-tailed kite

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
6 years (wild)
Source
ref. 427
Sample size
Tiny
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

The record longevity of this species is 6 years for a banded animal that was shot [0427].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
30 days
Clutch size
4.1 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1.5
Weight at hatching
17.4 g
Adult weight
280 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 175282
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 321063
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