Red Kite

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Red Kite (Milvus milvus), is a medium-large raptor of the family Accipitridae and is found across most of western Europe. In the AWB Region it is a winter visitor across the Norther half of Turkey extending over NW Iran and the Southern Caucasus, where it becomes resident in NW Georgia. It is discontinuously present as a winter visitor across the Maghreb Atlas Region, where in NW Morocco it becomes more numerous and also becomes resident in some favourable areas.
It is by nature primarily an opportunistic scavenger of small mammals and carrion.

Type…. Raptor
Habitat Summer: Varied open spaces, grass, arable, rough pasture, moorland, all with adjacent deciduous woods for cover,
Habitat Nests.: high in tall tree, in lowland to upland woods, sometimes riparian,
Habitat passage: largely resident, more migratory in Eastern Europe
Habitat Winter: more southerly woodlands

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

Species: Milvus milvus
Red Kite – Fact File – arkive.org
Red Kite – Species Sheet – birdlife.org
Red Kite – Species Sheet – wikipedia.org
Red Kite – Species Card – oiseaux-birds.com
Red Kite – Range and Calls – xeno-canto.org
Red Kite – Sightings – ebird.org

Additional Material…
Red Kite – Images – google.lu
Red Kite – winter Feeding Station – bbc.com
Red Kite – Redlist Status – iucnredlist.org

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