Black Kite

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Black kite (Milvus migrans), is a medium-sized Raptor of the family Accipitridae. It has a huge range across Temperate and Tropical Eurasia, sub-Saharan Africa and Australia. In the AWB Region it is a summer visitor across the Maghreb-Atlas, the Anatolian plateau into the southern Caucasus and across northern Iran. It winters in E Iran, Iraq and patchily across the Levant. However its main wintering range is sub-Saharan Africa.

Type… Raptor
Habitat Summer: Riparian woodlands and forests with open areas, grassland, fields for foraging
Habitat Nest: In tree canopy, sometimes cliffs, often in loose colonines, made of twigs etc
Habitat Winter: Riparian woodlands and forests

Order..: Accipitriformes
Family.: Accipitridae
Genus..: Milvus

Species: Milvus migrans
Black Kite – Species Datasheet – arkive.org
Black Kite – Species Factsheet – birdlife.org
Black Kite – Species Sheet – wikipedia.org
Black Kite – Species Account – globalraptors.org
Black Kite – Range & Calls – xeno-canto.org
Black Kite – Sightings – ebird.org

Additional Material…
Black Kite – Images – google.fr
Black Kite – Video – youtube.com
Black Kite – Redlist Status – iucnredlist.org

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